Who would have thought that a late night drunken joke amongst the local pub skittles team would have turned into reality? The idea was hatched one night when someone mentioned “Did you know the Romans grew vines on Danes Hill?”, referring to the land above the village. This sparked something within the team and made them decide they would give growing vines a go for themselves.
After about 6 or 7 years of hard work and many man hours in and around their day jobs, the team had their first wine. They had no idea what to expect but once opened they knew that they were onto a winner. That year their sparkling wine won bronze at Decanter Magazine’s World Wine Awards. How amazing is that? The wine has gone from strength to strength since then with their latest vintage Madeleine Angevine 2016 quoted by Duncan Lay of Serioudly Good Wines in Lyme Regis as “one of the best English wines he has ever drunk”. High praise indeed. I was lucky enough to try the wine and have to agree. In fact I came home with three bottles!Facebook page.