It gives me great pleasure to be hosting the launch of neighbouring vineyards, Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard and the debut appearance of Luke and Hannah from Sutton Ridge.
Join us for what will be a relaxed, enjoyable and tasty evening!
DATE: Thursday 20th August
TIME: 7.00PM -9.00PM
VENUE: The Wine Shop
COST: The evening has no cost, however we do need to know who will be joining us. Please RSVP to 01934 708312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be attending.
Has been in the family for 4 generation and Sandy is hoping that her children will take it to the 5th. They are set in 300 acres of rolling countryside in a beautiful part of North Somerset.
In 1991, after the loss of Sandy & Chris’s father Dennis Watts, the farm was passed to Chris. His entrepreneurial skills combined with traditional farming methods moved the business forward to expand and diversify.
2008 saw the planting of a new Vineyard known as Homefield with approx. 2000 vines, varieties include Madaline Angevine, Seyval Blanc and early Pinot Noir (Fruhbrugunder). In 2010 an additional 9000 vines were planted on the site known as Woodlands, to include additional varieties such as the very popular Bacchus, Late Pinot Noir (Blauburgundeer), Regent and Solaris.
With the sad loss of Chris in 2011 it has fallen to Sandy to carry the business forward, an exciting but also daunting task.
50 years after Luke’s grandfather purchased Sutton Farm near Butcombe, he combined his passion for wine with the family tradition of working the land and established Sutton Ridge Vineyard. Since the vineyard was planted in April 2011 when Luke was aged just 24, he has ably assisted by four generations of the family.
The vineyard is sited on sloping, south-east facing 2 acre site overlooking Blagdon Lake in Somerset’s beautiful Yeo Valley. The vineyards south easterly orientation maximises the amount of sunlight reaching the vines and is sheltered from the prevailing south westerly winds creating ideal growing conditions.
All vineyard work is undertaken by hand with care and devotion, ensuring only the highest quality fruit is produced for our decidedly moreish English still and sparkling wines. The wines are produced in very low volumes which is why every bottle is individually numbered.