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Vineyard

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Vineyard

Vineyard

Contact

Mr Jonty Daniels

01299 822907

Address

Astley Vineyards,
Astley,
Stourport-on-Severn,
Worcestershire,
DY13 0RU

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Details

The vineyards at Astley were established in the 1970's by viticultural pioneers Michael and Betty Bache. It is, therefore, relatively old by English standards and has stood the test of time.

The vineyards, close to the River Severn, benefit from the micro-climate created by the river valley site.

The unique terroir is based on deep, free-draining soils derived from the Triassic Red Sandstone parent material underlying the vineyard. This imparts its own influence upon the wines derived from it.

All Astley wines are from its single vineyard site with no additional purchase of grapes or wine from elsewhere within England. This ensures a consistency in the production environment and an adherence to the traditional approach of the winemaker that a wine should reflect a specific geographical location.

Vineyard management regime is directed towards low yielding crops that accentuate the vineyards site and varietals characteristics.

Grape production methods are based on an Integrated Pest Management approach (la lutte integre in France) that limits inputs and, wherever possible, substitutes natural controls for synthetic ones.

All wines are made by 2009 Winemaker of the Year, Martin Fowke.

Over 85% of all Astley wines ever produced have won an award. (97% since 1996) including consistent success at international level, e.g. Gold medal at the 'Concours des Vignerons Independents' in Angers, France.

Quality status: All Astley wines are "English Vineyards Quality Wine psr", the highest level of the English quality wine scheme.

Wines recommended by Rick Stein and included in his current BBC Directory. Also recommended by the Slow Food Movement.




Disabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Dogs accepted

Opening details

Open all year
Open Christmas
Open New Year
From: 04/01/2010
To: 31/12/2010
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday: 10:00 - 17:00
All year. Mon & Thurs-Sat 1000-1700. Sun 1200-1700.
Other times by appointment.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 803673  Lat: 52.30376 Long: -2.28998

By Road:
Take A38 south - A4133 through Ombersley to Holt Heath
Double right onto B4196

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted