Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy

  • Contact: Duncan C Schwab
  • Address:
    Ashprington, Nr Dartmouth, Devon
  • Telephone: 01803 732203
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    Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy

    A stunning location with excellent wines

    Open every day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays, April through the end of September

    Classic English wines are produced at Sharpham Vineyard and our cheese dairy provides you with the opportunity to look in on the making of the cheese and follow the whole process from start to finish.

    A world of fine English wines

    At the forefront of vine growing and wine making in the UK, Sharpham is widely recognised as producing some of England's most outstanding wines. We have been producing wine for nearly twenty five years. Our wines are stylish and offer intense fruit flavours and aromas, which are made from carefully selected grape varieties grown on both our own sheltered slopes overlooking the River Dart, nr Dartmouth, and occasionally from other carefully selected vineyards across England. Traditional and new world techniques are employed resulting in a range of distinctive and carefully balanced wines. Our spectacular awards tally includes Regional, National and International medals.

    We offer a variety of tours enabling you to view the estate and sample the products!

    These include:
    • Trek & Taste
    • A self-directed tour of our vineyard and river-walk; map available on request. On returning, there will be an instructed tasting of a selection of Sharpham wines and cheese.
    • Available all season during opening hours.
    • Bronze: £2.50 per person (Entry to the vineyards without tasting)
    • Silver: £4.95 per person (Trek and Tasting of four wines & two cheeses)
    • Gold: £7.95 per person (Trek and tasting of six wines & three cheeses)

    The Sharpham Wine Experience
    • Tea and coffee on arrival.
    • The tour will begin with a guided tour around the vineyard explaining the history and principles behind growing grapes in our cool climate.
    • To return to the winery we follow a scenic river walk, with a chance to see the wide variety of wildlife that lives on the River Dart.
    • On arrival at the winery there will be a full explanation of the winemaking process, illustrated by a tutored wine tasting – the professional way!
    • To finish, you will be offered a light lunch comprising local bread, Sharpham cheese, (which we also make on the estate) and locally-grown salads.
    • At the end of the day you will receive a complimentary bottle of Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve per person.
    This tour is available on specific dates from May to September. Advance booking is essential. Cost: £49.50 per person.

    The Vine to Wine

    For this we provide a fully-guided tour of both the vineyard and winery, together with a tasting of our wines and cheese, (styles as available). A full explanation of the process from vine to wine is given.

    This option is available on Wednesdays at 3:30pm, from May to September the 15th, and lasts approximately 2 hours.

    Advance booking is not necessary. The tour is subject to weather conditions. Cost: £12.00 per person. Admission for children is free

    GROUPS may book this option, March – September. At 3:30pm, Monday – Saturday except Wednesdays. (Min. group size of 12). Group bookings require a non-refundable £60.00 booking fee

    Vineyard and Riverside Trails

    The trails through the vineyard take approximately 30mins to walk and involve some stiles and inclines. All visitors wishing to walk through the vineyard will need good mobility plus suitable footwear and clothing.

    How to Find Us

    Leave the A381 Totnes to Kingsbridge road at the Ashprington turn off. Then follow brown tourist signs ‘Sharpham Vineyard’. In Ashprington turn left at the War Memorial and continue up the hill. We are 1 mile from the village.

     

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