News from Hendred Vineyard

Oxford Mail feature

The Oxford Mail contacted us to run a feature about vineyards selling wine during lockdown.  The photographer kept making us laugh so here's one of us playing 'spot the grapes'.  It's not all frolicking in the vineyard though; it was weeding this morning and the jobs get more intense as the season continues - tucking the foliage is already underway.  To read about how local vineyards are adapting to the new climate - read here:
Posted by Eileen on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:47

First grapes of 2020

Juice from these little fellas won't be ready to drink until 2024.  
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 18:08

Flowering vines

The vines have flowered and the fruit setting - a busy time tucking foliage and weeding as everything flourishes in this lovely warm weather.  
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 16:48

Mice to welcome you

East Hendred is well known for its creative villagers with skills in crafting, sometimes making scarecrows or other decorations but mostly for their knitting.  An imaginative range of creations are dotted around the village which are a delight to see and growing by the day.  These mice were abandoned in the village shop and followed us home.  We don't know who created them, but thought it would be mice to let them join in the woolliness taking over the village.  Mrs mouse is partial to Hendred… continue reading
Posted by Eileen on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:30

Early customer

Reading about our 'click and collect' service to buy wine!  It's so simple - see the 'our wines' section if you would like to make a purchase using a secure link and collect wine at your convenience - no contact at all.
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:48

Grey Heron!

While the vines are starting to flourish once more after the brutal frost last month, there is a lot going on at the edge on the vineyard. So far spotted: great spotted woodpeckers, green woodpeckers, Eurasian jays, red kites, buzzards, pheasants, lovely white doves nesting and a host of other birds, rabbits, squirrels,  badgers, moles, voles, muntjac and roe deer, foxes (and cubs)…..recordings on the Hendred vineyard facebook page… continue reading
Posted by Eileen on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:06

Roaming around

These deer roam around and pay us a visit once in a while.  This picture was taken by the brook at the edge of the vineyard.
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:53

Twinkling vineyard

Efforts involved to protect against frost this week have included creation of a fairyland in the vineyard.   Click here to see what happened:
Posted by Eileen on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:32

Inflorescence beginnings

The buds are developing fast and looking fruitful for this year.  Eyes on the thermometer for the next few days in case frost is cruel.    
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 18:24

Stay at home with local Hendred wine

You can collect Hendred wines from outside the vineyard shop, for a completely non-contact process.  Email with a note of what you would like and when you would like to collect and you will receive a link for secure payment.  We will leave your wine outside the shop for you to collect in the time window of your convenience.  
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 15:04