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Wake Court Vineyard

The tradition of wine making on the Sherborne Castle Estates started in the Middle Ages when Bishop Roger, who built the Old Castle planted a vineyard on the northern side of the lake. By 1146 this was sufficiently mature to be mentioned in the bull of Eugenius II.

In 1982, the tradition was revived on the estate by John Wingfield Digby at Wake Court in Bishops Caundle. The vineyard has three hectares of vines on a south facing slope with soil types of limestone loam over clay. The vines are planted on a wide high wire system known as Geneva Double Curtain that gives a smaller number of vines per hectare. This gives a better exposure to the light which is very important to fruiting.

Address: 

Sherborne DT9 5NG
Phone: 01935 810675
Dorset

Hectares: 

2.50 :

Website: 

Wine Type: 

Still white
Sparkling white
Sparkling rose

Facilities: 

Open to the Public
Cafe Restaurant
Shop/Farm Shop
Tours
Weddings
Disabled Access

Grape Varieties: 

Bacchus
Pinot Noir
Regner
Reichensteiner
Seyval Blanc
Schonburger
Leon Millot

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