Fine Wines from East Anglia

Posted: May 31, 2016

Our terrroir and climate are particularly favourable for vines. Bacchus is widely grown as it prefers a drier climate and most recently growers have been planting Pinot Noir. Bacchus and Madeleine Angevine are becoming our signature English vine varieties producing distinctive East Anglian flavours. Other successful wine varieties include Chardonnay, Reichensteiner, Huxelrebe, Shonburger, Seyval, Faber, Rondo and latterly, Pinot blanc and Solaris; all of which help to make many of our wines critically acclaimed on a national and international level.

Our vineyards have regular Open Days and events and some vineyards exhibit regularly at agricultural and food and drink shows throughout East Anglia and London. There are specific vineyard tour programmes available to enjoy our beautiful countryside as well as our Vineyards and exciting East Anglian wines.

Giffords Hall Vineyard

Giffords Hall is a family run vineyard located in the village of Hartest between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury in Suffolk. They produce a full range of English wines: A superb East Anglian Sparkling, award winning rosé, aromatic Bacchus and a crisp, dry white plus a wonderfully fruity red Pinot Noir blend.  Wines are available directly and from selected local stockists & restaurants.

With a small Cellar door, open during the summer months and for Christmas, holding regular open days exhibiting the work of local artists Sculptors and potters.

Giffords Hall Vineyard
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk   IP29 4EX

Phone: 01284 830 799

Shawsgate Vineyard

One of East Anglia’s oldest commercial vineyards producing a range of White, Red and Rosé wines as well as Quality English Sparkling wines. For more information, including full tasting notes visitors are welcome to do a ‘diy’ tour of the vineyard at their own leisure. There is no charge to do this and staff will provide you with an information sheet and vineyard map so you don’t get lost! Feel free to go along at any time and watch the seasons change, a lovely walk any time of year. You may even catch sight of some of the wildlife and birds that also call Shawsgate home. Dogs are welcome on leads when accompanied by responsible owners.

Shawsgate Vineyard
Badingham Road
Suffolk IP13 9HZ

Call: 01728 724060

New Hall Vineyards

New Hall Vineyard is a family run English Wine Producer with over 100 acres of vines.  It was first established by the Greenwood family, in the small Essex village of Purleigh in 1969 and is one of the oldest and largest English Vineyards in the Country.

The grape vines grown at New Hall were carefully selected and have been planted only 12m to 24m above sea level, on well-sheltered, southern facing slopes of a shallow valley.  Which over the years this site has proven itself to be an almost ideal place for the growing of vines in England.  Producing, above average crops of high quality grapes with naturally high sugars, each year.

New Hall Vineyards is open Mon – Friday 9am to 4pm and Sat 9am to 1.30pm, free of charge, where visitors are welcome to taste some of the wines in the cellar shop under the house and walk along the Vineyard Trail.  Special Guided Tours can be booked during the summer for groups of 14 of more.

New Hall Vineyard
Chelmsford Rd
Chelmsford CM3 6PN

Tel: 01621 828343

West Street Vineyard

The Mohans bought West Street Vineyard in 2009. It was the meeting of two loves: wine and Coggeshall; they had considered buying a vineyard in the Languedoc, but knew they would miss home. The 900 30 year old vines were in need of a lot of love and care and the rest of the 6 acre village plot was weeds.

It is still early days at West Street.  Their wines are winning prizes including silver medals in the UK wine competition and a bronze medal in the most influential wine competition in the world the International Wine Challenge for their 2013 White wine. Their food and service is winning plaudits and many wonderful guests who return time and time again.  Lovely food and interesting wines served in a stunning setting shared with family and friends.

The West Street Vineyard & Visitor Centre
West Street Wine Barn
West Street

Tel: 01376 563303