Hendred Vineyard is on the sloping ground to the west of the village of East Hendred, one of the spring line villages in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire, England.
This family-run vineyard was originally established in 1972 by the pioneering McKinnon family and flourished with help from local expert Biagio Grillo and now covers approximately three acres consisting of Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc and the recently re-established Madeleine Angevine varieties. Award-winning still and sparkling wines have been produced from grapes grown at Hendred Vineyard. The vineyard was acquired by David and Eileen Bell in 2014 and it continues to develop more vines are planted. Their first Brut (2014) won a silver medal. As the sparkling wine is produced in the traditional method (similar to that of Champagne) it takes years to reach full maturity. A rosé from some of the deliciously sweet Pinot Noir grapes of the 2018 harvest was released in June 2019 and won 'Best rosé' from the Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Association. A Cuvée from the 2015 harvest was ready in summer 2019 and fragrant still white wine, 'Hendred Mist' is the latest addition. The vineyard shop usually opens on occasional Saturday afternoons but at the moment wine can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, making payment via secure link and arranging collection for your convenience.