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Wyfold Vineyard

Barbara Laithwaite and her husband, Tony, have owned vineyards in France since the 1980's. Barbara's friend, Cherry Thompson, recently widowed, had bought a few special hectares of Oxfordshire hillside that she and her husband had long thought might be suitable for vine growing. The two met through their young sons, conversations happened over the years and an idea was born! In 2003 the two women had completed their viticulture course at Plumpton and planted over 4000 vines. 2006 produced the first wine, 2007 produced nothing, 2008 produced a good wine. The first commercially-offered vintage however, was 2009, released in 2013. It paved the way and set the standard. A final planting in 2014 completed the hillside, and took the total to 9000 vines. Sons Henry Laithwaite and Ben Postlethwaite came on board to assure the future…

 

 

Address: 

Wyfold Vineyard Wyfold RG4 9HU
Oxfordshire

Hectares: 

2.23 :

Website: 

Wine Type: 

Sparkling white

Grape Varieties: 

Chardonnay
Pinot Meunier
Pinot Noir

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