Castlewood Vineyard emerged from its south-facing Devon hillside between 2006 and 2009. This steady progression enabled key sparkling wine varieties to be trialled and planted. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier represent three quarters of the vineyard, with ‘varietals’ mainly of Germanic origin representing the rest. In 2016 a further 2Ha of Bacchus were planted; ready for production in 2018.
This pocket of only a few thousand vines maintains its quality by only using the ripest fruit which deliver the optimum flavours for our exclusive sparkling wine. The vineyard is owned and managed by Rob Corbett who meticulously tends to every vine throughout the growing season. We call in the labour of family and friends for the harvest, with everyone eagerly anticipating the coming vintage and their free wine as payment.
Each year, the harvest from our boutique vineyard is enjoyed in the form of our annual wine festival. See the festival.