This year we will be drinking Castlewood from both 2014 and 2015 Vintages.
The 2014 Vintage had a warm and early start despite the previous wet winter. Fruit set was exceptional providing a bumper crop for the Indian summer to ripen. The result is a Vintage of tremendous quantity and quality. The 2014 wines present a distinct variation in flavours from each other, despite all having spent a minimum of 30 months on lees. The ripe fruit characters retained from this exceptionally good vintage are still very prominent in these wines. We are also very excited to be drinking our recently launched Special Release. From the 2015 vintage; only 500 bottles of the Special Release were made, Boasting incredible intensity with golden hues. Honeysuckle on the nose, with ripe stone fruit character and fine persistent mousse.
All wines available by the glass and the bottle.
What festival isn’t complete without a Cocktail Bar? Situated in the main field next to the wine tent. It’s been a long winter so we’ve all been putting our heads together trialing some new flavours.
Where we can we’ll be introducing west country variations on some favourite recipes, watch this space….
Yearlstone Vineyard have supported every Castlewood Wine Festival since 2012. Their wines, ingeniously numbered 1-6 always sell out. Yearlstone boasts to be Devon’s oldest vineyard. Originally planted by pioneering English viticulturist Gillian Pearkes in 1976. www.yearlstone.co.uk
Good friends of Castlewood Vineyard, Dalwood Vineyard are just a stone’s throw away, in a neighbouring village. Growing a selection of both still and sparkling wine varieties, Dalwood Vineyard are in their 6th year of production. Comprising of a group of 4 friends they all brimming with community spirit.
Dalwood vineyard will be showcasing their newly released 2017 still wine.
Classic English wines are produced at Sharpham vineyard as a result of a happy marriage of soil, climate and grape variety known as terroir. Perched on a meandering bend lf the river Dart, Sharpham is arguable one of Devon’s most beautiful vineyard locations. In the winery, they employ both New World and traditional techniques, combining new plantings with some old vine parcels
A select sample of Sharpham’s diverse range will be available both by the glass and bottle.
Relentlessly driven by the potential of what our industry can achieve, Lyme Bay strive to make the best wine, from the best grapes, from the best growers. Grapes are selected from growers from across the country. The wines they craft reflect a natural affinity to the south west’s renowned fish dishes and coastal vistas, both in style and character. The result; a range of still and sparkling English Wines that have captured the imagination of many and achieved incredible international award success. A full selection of Lyme Bay’s wines will be available both by the glass and bottle.
In order to quench the thirst of our slightly less enthusiastic wine drinkers, Calvors English Lager, Jack Ratt Cider and Otter Brewery will also be supporting the festival.