Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds. We have three vineyard sites in the Stroud valleys which produce a range of still white, rosé and sparkling wines.
They are located in Amberley, Woodchester and Doverow Hill (Stonehouse), with a total of 45 acres under vine. We grow ten different grape varieties, which are used to create our wines in our winery at our Woodchester farm.
We make a variety of still and sparkling wines, both white and rosés using a selection of grape varieties all planted on our three vineyard sites in the Cotswolds AONB. Great care is taken both in the vineyard and the winery to produce the finest wines each year. Our grapes are handpicked and lightly pressed with a slow, cool fermentation to preserve the aromatics and fruit characteristics of our cool climate wines.
The Orpheus is 100% Bacchus, selected from individual vineyard parcels and is the ultimate expression of the Bacchus grape. A wine of character, highly aromatic with intense elderflower and lychee fruits. This full bodied wine has good structure with a distinctively clean, clear and persistent finish on the palate.
Woodchester Valley was established in 2007 when a single acre was planted on our Amberley site to assess the suitability of the land for growing vines. Our first vintage, a crisp dry Bacchus was produced from our 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).
We have just opened up our Tasting Room for boutique vineyard tours and tastings. Come and have a look round our vineyard and winery and enjoy a glass of our award winning wine whilst looking out over the Cotswold hills.
We have recently opened our Cellar Door shop, stocking our whole range of wines, including Cellar Door exclusives! Pop in to talk to one of our team and learn about the pleasure of English wines, as you have the opportunity to try our wines. We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am - 6pm.
Harvest has well and truly arrived, a good two weeks earlier than 2016 thanks to the warm spring!