This vineyard at Woughton on the Green produces Milton Keynes own distinctive wines
The six acre area contains a four acre Vineyard and a two acre Cider
Orchard, and has selected both vines and trees from established noble varieties.
The Vineyard is planted on the Oxford Clays and lies on the gentle medieval
ridge and furrow soil profile to the west of the ancient Church of St mary's in the centre of the Village.
It was in 1988 that the first planting of two
acres with the superb Bachus vine with the Madeleine Angevine occurred. Since then other vines have been added such as Regner and Schonburger and a small number of
black grape varieties - the Dornfelder and the Dunkenfelder.
Picking is late - at the end of October or early November. The collected fruit is delivered at
speed to the Chilterns where Old Luxters Winery quickly crush the grapes and the juice is allowed to slowly ferment with neutral yeasts in order to retain the
natural yeasts and aromas.
The wine enjoys many months of further maturation before being released to the many Woughton Park devotees the following Autumn.
The vineyard now produces an excellent selection of white and rose wines.
The Vineyard is run entirely by he owners Tony and Rosemary Stanyer, who
are pleased to welcome visitors if notified in advance.
Tel 01908 311264
Open April to September
Wednesday and Sunday afternoons 1p.m. to 4p.m.
Try before you buy - tastings available
The Vineyard has an Off Licence where you can purchase the
wines or pre order by telephone