Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds with three vineyard sites in the Stroud valleys which produce a range of still white, rosé and sparkling wines located in Amberley, Woodchester and Doverow Hill (Stonehouse). In total, Woodchester Valley Vineyards have a total of 45 acres under vine, growing ten different grape varieties.
Woochester Valley Vineyard make a variety of still and sparkling wines, both white and rosés using a selection of grape varieties. Great care is taken both in the vineyard and the winery to produce the finest wines each year and the grapes are handpicked and lightly pressed with a slow, cool fermentation to preserve the aromatics and fruit characteristics of our cool climate wines.
You can visit the vineyard and join an exciting tour and tasting and find out about English wine, the story of Woodchester Valley and the process of making wine. You’ll be greeted with a glass of wine and then taken through a further selection of the current wines after the tour.
All of the still wines produced at Woodchester Valley are available to try in the on-site shop, where a member of the friendly team is always on hand to take you through the wines and answer any questions you may have. For larger groups of up to 8, a fun, informal wine tasting can be arranged – please call ahead to check availability.
Fancy a weekend away? Want to escape from the city? Why not stay right on the vineyard for a relaxing country retreat. This undiscovered bit of the Cotswolds is ideal for walkers & cyclists and is in easy reach of the bustling market towns of Stroud & Cirencester. Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol are also accessible and make great days out. Located on site at the Woodchester Valley vineyard are three luxury vineyard guest rooms, perfect for a weekend stay. For slighter larger groups, or for those with dogs, accommodation in the farmhouse is also available for up to 4 people.
Woodchester Valley was established in 2007 when a single acre was planted. The first vintage, a crisp dry Bacchus, was produced from the 2010 harvest and this was followed by a further planting in 2011, with the Woodchester site planted in 2012 (20 acres), and Doverow in 2013 (another 20 acres). The winery was established in 2016, with the 2016 vintage being the first year wines were produced on site.
Photo credit: Maria Stengard-Green.