News from Hendred Vineyard

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

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