...The home of ‘Earls Baron’ Northamptonshire Wine
HomeHome.htmlHome.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
GalleryGallery.htmlGallery.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0
HistoryHistory.htmlHistory.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0
AwardsAwards.html
Open for VisitorsOpen_Days.htmlOpen_Days.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0
Wine SalesWines_Sales.htmlWines_Sales.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0
How To Find UsHow_To_Find_Us.htmlHow_To_Find_Us.htmlshapeimage_10_link_0
Grape Varietiesshapeimage_11_link_0
Did You Know?Did_You_Know.htmlDid_You_Know.htmlshapeimage_12_link_0
Contact UsContact_Us.htmlContact_Us.htmlshapeimage_13_link_0
Vineyard BlogVineyard_Blog/Vineyard_Blog.htmlVineyard_Blog/Vineyard_Blog.htmlshapeimage_14_link_0



TOP TIPS..

‘’My top tip for vine growers is ‘keep on top’.  


My top tip for winemakers is ‘find a good winemaker unless you are chemist or mathematician!’


On a more serious note, I made several different wines in the past - also some very tasty vinegar - but if you want to be commercial it would be best to have training.


Planting Time - Personally, I don’t think  one can be too meticulous about this.  I planted every vine by hand personally - and took a great deal of trouble to give them the best possible start...’’



PLANTED 2000
Bacchus  
White -  This is my favourite grape variety, very fragrant and in a good year, produces a beautiful, fresh flavoured white wine.  It is a difficult vine to grow, but very rewarding in the right year.  

Phoenix 
White -  The Phoenix is quite an easy vine to manage, and a fairly prolific cropper.  It produces a light, dry, fragrant wine.   

Seyval 
White -  We don’t have a large number of these vines, and were planted to blend with the other white varieties we grow.     

PLANTED 2010
Bacchus 
White -  See above.  I love this grape so much I planted more!      

Regent 
Red - We are hoping that this grape will produce our first ever red wine, with harvesting 2013, releasing 2014.  We hope it will be worth the wait. 

Pinot Noir 
Red -  two different clones.  We have high hopes for this famous grape variety, however it’s a newcomer to the English countryside and I think I am being quite brave attempting to grow it at all.  

Solaris 
White - This is an early-ripening white variety, fairly trouble-free, with leaves as large as fig leaves.  Our first crop produced excellent sugar levels, but due to extraordinarily bad weather in 2012, this variety did not reach its full potential  ..... but I have great hopes for its future. 


 

 http://web.me.com/newlodgevineyard/www.newlodgevineyard.co.uk/Home.html