Commonwood Vineyard is sited about 2 miles out of the small market town of Wem in Shropshire.
First planted on the level, sandy soils with Phoenix in 2002, it has now expanded to include red vines.
There is now 1 hectare of vines, with room for further plantings.
In 2012, 15 Monarch vines were planted.
This is the first time in Britain that a commercial vineyard has planted this variety, which is a cross of Solaris and Dornfelder (and is red)