Flint Vineyard

FEATURE KEY

  • Children Welcome
  • Online Shop
  • Tours Available
  • Winery on Site

OPENING PERIOD

  • Seasonal opening

OPENING DAYS

  • Saturday

TOURS

  • Booking required

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

  • No Self-Guided Tour

SHOP TYPE

  • Cellar Door

GET INVOLVED

  • Help with Harvest
  • Membership

CONTACT DETAILS

Postcode: NR35 2AH

Tel: 01986 893209

Flint Vineyard is set in a beautiful location overlooking the Waveney Valley, close to the bustling market town of Bungay. They specialise in aromatic still wines produced in a state of the art winery, where intuition and tradition also play a part.

Vineyard and Wines

The site itself overlooks the villages of Earsham and Bungay. Facing south-east, the vines catch the early morning sun, which also heats up the sandy soil quickly. Planted in 2016, the vines won’t be cropped until 2019 to ensure they are established as healthily as possible. Until this time, Ben is working closely with vine growers in East Anglia to source the best grapes possible.

2016, being one of the best on record, provided some fantastic Bacchus, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir; varieties which are all planted at Flint Vineyard.

Back Story

After graduating from Plumpton College with a first class degree Oenology and Viticulture and achieving awards for ‘Best research project’ and ‘Top winemaking student’, Ben Witchell and his wife Hannah, moved to Beaujolais, France, where Ben had secured his first winemaking post. Here, Ben learnt how to ‘throw out the rule book’ and experienced a more intuitive and creative side to winemaking.

Hannah supported him throughout this, teaching English to young French children, and gave birth to their first daughter, Rosie. After two years it was time to return home and begin a new life making wine in England.

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