Located in the heart of the Somerset countryside, Aldwick farm is producing high-quality and award-winning English wines.
Set across 4.59 hectares, Aldwick farm is the largest of the 28 vineyards found in Somerset. Production began in 2008, and since 2013 Aldwick has been producing award-winning wines. Over the last 10 years ago, the farm has seen increased production due to changes in the climate. These changes have created a climate similar to the north of France; a climate much more favourable for wine production.
The farm has produced red, white, rose and sparkling wines from a number of different grapes. The PIWI Regent and Solaris hybrids have been used in the production of rose wines, the late-ripening Pinot Noir for the sparkling wines and the Bacchus variety for the white, which is now the fourth most cultivated grape in England. 2011 saw the introduction of the Madeleine Angevine, a variety found across English vineyards.
With the media attention of the favourable climate of 2014 and success of English wine at international competitions, interest in the industry has grown considerably. This interest has stimulated investments in vineyards, especially across the south-east. The number of registered vineyards, currently at 400, is expected to rise in the next few years.