Our Barley Hill White is a blend of our Seyval Blanc & Phoenix grape varieties. The nose is intensely aromatic with notes of white flowers, peach, apricot that lead to a fruit filled palate. The wine has a distinctive, “off dry” style which lends itself perfectly to spicy foods such as Thai crab cakes with sweet chilli. The finish is medium dry and is a great everyday drinking wine.
We named our first white wine ‘Barley Hill’ after the crop that was once grown on the hillside where our vineyard now sits. Once upon a time our farm produce a range of cereal crops, mainly used to feed the livestock on the farm.
Poppy Hill Rosé is our still rosé wine made from the Rondo grape variety. Our wonderful rose strikes the perfect balance between the fruit and elegance. It has a nose that captures warmer times with notes of freshly picked strawberries, raspberries, hedgerow fruits. The palate continues with those flavours but has a beautiful creamy note that brings the wine together in the mouth. Dry on the finish but with a seamless balance between fruit and length of flavour. A perfect weekend lunchtime rose.
Our vineyard is situated on the chalky hills of the Yorkshire Wolds and poppies would naturally grow on the land if left untreated. Although a weed, their striking red flowers would bring a touch of colour to the hillsides and this is the reason we decided to name our first rosé wine ‘Poppy Hill.’
Our Chalk Hill White is a blend of our Madeleine Angevine & Phoenix grape varieties. The driest of the wines in our range and named after the chalk that runs through the land where our vines are planted. The chalk hill has aromas of grapefruit, lemon, stoned fruits that lead to a dry and refined palate. It has an almost steely, flinty nature, reminiscent of the wines of the Loire valley such as Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. The finish is light, zesty and highly refreshing.
We named this wine ‘Chalk Hill’ after the land type on which the majority of our farm land resides. These are the steep hillsides along the wolds way. These hills with a chalky soil type have provided the perfect terroir for grape growing!
Three Cocked Hat is our first ever red wine made from our Rondo grape variety. One of our most popular wines and it’s easy to see why. The nose has aromas of bright cherry, redcurrant and fresh blackberry. The palate has a lovely freshness to it reminiscent of a Fleurie and has a lovely purity of fruit with notes of kirsch, wild raspberry and bramble. As the wine is unoaked the finish retains the freshness that’s present and its very drinkable and a brilliant example of Yorkshire red. Three Cocked Hat is 11.5% in alcohol level.
This wine gets its name from the shape of the field in which our vineyard now sits. The woodland along the bottom and to its peak have created three points, making its shape resemble a ‘Three Cocked Hat.’ It’s name goes back from before we owned the farm in the 1940’s and will continue far in the future!
Made with our Madeleine Angevine and Solaris grapes. The newest addition to the range and a wine that’s all about freshness. The nose has aromas of waxed lime, elderflower and pear. The palate is brimming with a lemony freshness alongside a hint of pear drop and pink lady apple. On the finish its dry but retains a very distinctive fruity character and has great balance and length of flavour.
The views from our vines are somewhat special, being at the top of the Yorkshire Wold hillsides you can literally see for miles. There were times we would forget to appreciate them, but now the endless hours of pruning and maintenance of the vines allows us to take them in on a daily basis. (In loving memory of James Henry Wilson)