Growing grapes in this part of the country is not new, as long ago as two thousand years the Romans planted vines. Wine making continued into the middle ages at monasteries by monks who reputedly produced wine to rival any from Europe.
Building on this tradition, one acre of vines has been planted in the walled garden here at The Nash. The varieties being Bacchus, Phoenix, Reichensteiner and Seyval Blanc.
This has proved to be a great success due to our micro climate with warmer temperatures and lower rainfall than other parts of the country, along with south facing slopes of free draining sandstone soil.
As a result a further acre of vines, Rhonda and Regent has been planted to produce The Nash red wine.
The grapes are picked by hand in early October and processed, benefiting from the modern wine making techniques now available.
After resting for a year the wine is then bottled and laid down in the cellars here for one or two years.
Superb wine has been created at The Nash, delectable sparkling or still wine at affordable prices to suit any occasion.