Woodchester Valley was established in 2007 when a single acre was planted on their Amberley site to assess the suitability of the land for growing vines. Their first vintage, a crisp dry Bacchus was produced from the 2010 harvest. This was followed by a further planting in 2011, with the Woodchester site planted in 2012 (20 acres), and Doverow in 2013 (another 20 acres). The winery was established in 2016, with the 2016 vintage being the first year that wines were produced on site.

Their Story

Woodchester Valley Vineyard was established by the Shiner family in 2007. A boutique estate across three vineyard sites at Amberley, Doverow, and Woodchester; we specialise in producing white, rosé and sparkling wines from vines planted on the limestone soils of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We make a variety of still and sparkling wines, both white and rosé using a selection of grape varieties. Our winery was established in 2016, where we were able to press the entire 2016 fruit. Our four-tonne press has the ability to process the grapes for our still wines in an inert environment using nitrogen, eliminating oxygen and preventing deterioration of the flavour and aromatic potential of the wines. Our wines are then fermented at low temperatures, preserving these primary flavours and aromas. They are then settled in tanks equipped with a positive nitrogen gas system that prevents any potential oxidation from ullage space. Our sparkling wines are made using the traditional method, and have a minimum of 2 years on the lees before they are released.

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