Castlewood Vineyard emerged from its south-facing Devon hillside between 2006 and 2009. This steady progression enabled key sparkling wine varieties to be trialled and planted. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier represent three quarters of the vineyard, with ‘varietals’ mainly of Germanic origin representing the rest.
This pocket of only a few thousand vines maintains its quality by only using the ripest fruit which deliver the optimum flavours for our exclusive sparkling wine. The vineyard is managed by our vintner – Rob Corbett – who meticulously tends to every vine throughout the growing season. We call in family labour for the harvest, with each member eagerly anticipating the coming vintage and their free wine as payment.
The vineyard’s aspect is directly due south on a rolling slope. This enables any cold air to gently flow to the valley floor, providing a frost-free environment in which the vines flourish.
Each year, the harvest from our boutique vineyard is enjoyed in the form of our annual Wine Festival. Watch the video below to get an overview of the event. We hope to see you there in the future.