New Lodge Vineyard grape Varieties

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  This is my favourite grape variety, very fragrant and sweet.  In a good year, it produces a beautiful, fresh flavoured white wine.  It is a difficult vine to grow, but very rewarding in the right year. 

  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.

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

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


 This grape  produced our first ever red wine in 2013. It is a reliable red variety, well suited to our climate, and will produce luscious plump grapes if we get enough sunshine

Pinot Noir
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!


“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…”

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