Bardfield Vineyard at Great Lodge

FEATURE KEY

  • Accommodation
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Tours Available
  • Venue Hire
  • Vineyard Trail
  • Weddings

OPENING PERIOD

  • Open all year

OPENING DAYS

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Tasting room & cellar door open 10am - 4pm weekdays all year round. Additionally 10am - midday on Saturdays from April to October.

TOURS

  • Booking required

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

  • Yes

SHOP TYPE

  • Vineyard Shop

GET INVOLVED

  • Help with Harvest
  • Membership
  • Volunteer

ACCOMMODATION

  • Self Catering

CONTACT DETAILS

Postcode: CM7 4QD

Tel: 01371 810776

Bardfield Vineyard is in the grounds of Great Lodge, a stately home and former medieval deer park with a fascinating history.

This 2 acre vineyard was originally planted in 1989 and following a period of a few years when the vineyard wasn’t in production, the vines have been nursed back to full health and optimum yield, producing quality still wines, with the aim of making sparkling wines from their own grapes by 2020.

Grape Varieties & Winemaking

As the soil and climate are similar to Alsace, Bacchus was  the first variety to be planted; in 2015 Pinot Noir vines were planted and in 2016 Pinot Meunier and Seyval Blanc. The wine is made at nearby New Hall Vineyards.

Weddings at Great Lodge

One of the reasons for the new planting is the desire to be able to serve estate-grown Bardfield Vineyard sparkling wine at weddings held at Great Lodge. Weddings play an important role in plans for the property – a green oak shelter has been built in the beautiful garden of Great Lodge to host ceremonies and the barn has been renovated for receptions. Please note that Great Lodge have no further availability for weddings in 2017 and 2018; bookings are currently being taken for 2019.

Read our blog post on Bardfield Vineyard

 

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