Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Roy started with 2,000 plants on one and a half acres in 1979. Today the vineyard has expanded to 17 acres, which includes the vineyard at Bodiam Castle converted to organics in 1994. Further plantings of two acres of black grape vines of the variety \’REGENT\’ were carried out in spring 2000, with additional acreage planted in 2001, 2002 and 2003. The fantastic summer of 2003 saw a bumper harvest of top quality black grapes. After pulp fermentation and maturation in barrique oak, this outstanding full-bodied English Red was released in July, 2004 and gained \”highly commended\” in the English Wine of the Year competition.Now the Cooks produce approximately 15,000 bottles of organic English wine a year. Although there are a total of around 400 vineyards in Britain, Sedlescombe is one of only four which have adopted organic methods.


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