- Café / Restaurant
- Children Welcome
- Disabled Access
- Dogs Welcome
- Online Shop
- Tours Available
- Vineyard Trail
- Seasonal opening
From May to September: Cellar door shop (Tuesday to Saturday & Bank Holiday Mondays) and Al fresco Café (Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays).
Closed from harvest in Mid September until pre-Christmas cellar door.
- Booking required
- Vineyard Shop
Postcode: IP29 4EX
Tel: 01284 830799
Continuing in the vein of the Giffords Hall Bacchus, this rosé offers subtlety both in its pale salmon colour and its delicately appealing nose.
Made from Madeleine Angevine and Rondo grapes, it has aromas of freshly picked strawberries, cherry blossom and a twist of citrus.
The wine is superbly well made and is lovely and dry to taste; a brisk, fresh acidity up front bursting with citrus fruit, before a fusion of summer berries – strawberry, red cherry and raspberry, leading to white peach and, again, a lengthy tingly citrus finish.
This is, as far as we know, the only still English wine available in magnum.
Giffords Hall is a family owned vineyard planted on the site of an ancient glacial riverbed near Long Melford in Suffolk. The sandy/clay soil produces quality grapes, high in natural sugars and acids, that lend themselves particularly well to both sparkling and dry, aromatic still wines.
Grapes and Vines
The vineyard was planted around 25 years ago and the vines are now in their prime. Madeleine Angevine, Bacchus, Reichensteiner, Rondo, Pinot Noir, (both Burgundian and Précoce), and Pinot Blanc all do well on this site.
The shop is next door to the office, so someone is always at hand to help with your choice or wine collection. The shop contains a variety of other gift items including Giffords Hall’s own fruit liqueurs and picnic baskets.
Take the turning off the A134 between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds signed for Shimpling and Chadacre. Follow the road over a small bridge for approx 4 mins.
At the T junction turn left, go to the top of the hill where you will see a sign to the right for Hartest. Do not take this turning, go straight ahead and the yard is on the right by the black barns.