News from Hendred Vineyard

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

Fruit Blossom

The variety of over 30 apple, pear, plum, cherry and other fruit trees planted around 30 years ago all have name tags and are beautifully pruned.  The blossom is just coming out and a grafted variety from last year coming on a treat, thanks to Biagio.  These are visible on the right and left of the drive, with the vines on the far left as you drive down to the shop.
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 09:15

Bud burst!

The dormant vines have burst into action in the last few days.  The delicate buds are susceptible to frost and the weather over the next few weeks has a great effect on the eventual size of the October harvest.  
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 15:02

Sneaky fox looking for an Easter bunny

This night time prowler was caught looking for dinner in the woods by the brook at the vineyard.  The wood is alive with wildlife including roe and mutjack deer, foxes, rabbits, pine martin, pheasants, wood peckers (green and spotted), owls and a variety of birds with beautiful song that are unidentified by us.  We are looking out for the hendrill - a bird which apparently still lives here (its name is connected with the origins of Hendred); we'd love to hear from anyone who has seen one or has… continue reading
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:27

Pruning stacks

As the fruit trees start to blossom, the buds start to swell on the vines and mother nature carries on as usual.  Moving the stacks of prunings is the next job.
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:20

Click and collect your wine

We had prepared to use single-use, biodegradable cups for wine tastings this Saturday 21st March, but will now postpone to be on the safer side.   If you would like to 'click and collect' we can email you a link to securely purchase wine and if you let us know when you would like to collect, we can do a non-physical contact transfer into your car boot, or leave outside the shop, if you drive down through the gate.  We are well and will transfer any wine with gloved hands.  Email:… continue reading
Posted by Eileen on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:18

Feathered visitor

Such lovely feathers.  Spring opening Saturday 21st March 2-5pm for the next wine tasting session.
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 09:39

Leap year

Make the most of this leap year...come and sample some delicious English wine at Hendred Vineyard on Saturday 29th February 2-5pm. Bottles will be open for informal tastings in the outbuilding/shop (woolly hat required) - pop in and try the sparklings, rosé and still white - which one will be your favourite?
Posted by Eileen on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 12:50

Great spotted woodpecker

This gorgeous guy and his friends are visiting
Posted by Eileen on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:44

Christmas gifts

Any profits from wine sold or mail gifts ordered 12-15 December going to help homeless in Oxfordshire.  
Posted by Eileen on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 08:39