An English sparkling wine made in the traditional method. This exceptional Brut has biscuity undertones and a lively fruit which is perfect for entertaining. Sir Kenelm Digby invented the sparkling wine bottle in the 17th Century.
£25 per bottle
A blend of grape varieties a crisp dry fruity wine, excellent as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to food.
£13.50 per bottle
Made from the Pinot grape this wine is a new addition to our stable, it has a gentle rosé colour, with a light refreshing taste, perfect chilled for a warm summer’s day.
£15 per bottle
Distilled from Sherborne Castle Wine, aged in oak barrels for eight years, this brandy has a smooth rounded flavour, a real must for all brandy connoisseurs.
£25 per bottle
Sherborne Castle Vineyard has used some of its wine to create a unique ‘Old Tom’ style gin. A distinctive product that combines the character of the wine and carefully selected botanicals. Our gin has traditional piney and citrus notes, created by a steeped juniper infusion, and distillation with 12 botanicals. Presented in an understated manner in a distinctive cubic bottle.
35cl - £27 per bottle
50cl - £34 per bottle
The Estate Office The Stables, Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Tel: 01935 813182 Email: [email protected]
Visitor Entrance Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Tel: 01935 813182 Email: [email protected]
Bishops Caundle Community Shop & Post Office High Street,Bishops Caundle, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5ND Tel: 01963 23770 www.bishopscaundleshop.co.uk
Chalbury Food & Wine 1 Littlemoor Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6LA Tel: 01305 833190 71 St Mary’s St, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8PJ Tel: 01305 457244 www.chalburyfoodandwine.co.uk
Dike & Son Ring Street Stalbridge DT10 2NB Tel: 01963 362204 Email: [email protected]
Hunts supermarket Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NW Tel: 01935 810280
Email: [email protected]
Mole Valley Farmers Stores Sherborne Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 5BJ Tel: 01935 420971 www.molevalleyfarmers.com
Number Sixteen 16 High Street, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9JQ Tel: 01963 33317 Email: [email protected]
Q&A Wines Weston Bampfylde, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7HY Tel: 01963 440404 www.quantockabbey.co.uk
The Fridge 17 Tudor Arcade, Dorchester DT1 1BN Tel: 01305 269088
The Salt Pig 2 7-9 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AB Tel: 01929 423616 Email: [email protected]
The Salt Pig 6 North Street, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4AF Tel: 01929 550673 www.thesaltpig.co.uk
The Thorners Farm Shop Pylle, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6TA Tel: 01749 830138 option 4
Email: [email protected]
The Udder Farm Shop Manor Farm, East Stour, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5LQ Tel: 01747 838899 www.theudderfarmshop.co.uk
Eweleaze Farm Osmington, Dorset DT3 6ED Tel: 01305 833690 Email: [email protected]
Plumber Manor Country House Hotel Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2AF Tel: 01258 472507 www.plumbermanor.co.uk
The Cross Keys 88 Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BJ Tel: 01935 508130 www.thecrosskeyssherborne.com
The Eastbury Hotel Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BY Tel: 01935 813131 www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk
The Elms Farmhouse Kitchen North Wootton, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5JW Tel: 01935 713372 www.theelmssherborne.com
The Green 3 The Green, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3HY Tel: 01935 813281 Email: [email protected]
The Plume of Feathers Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN Tel: 01935 389709 Email: [email protected]
Three Wishes 78 Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BJ Tel: 01935 817777
The tradition of wine making on the Sherborne Castle Estates started in the Middle Ages when Bishop Roger, who built the Old Castle planted a vineyard on the northern side of the lake. By 1146 this was sufficiently mature to be mentioned in the bull of Eugenius II. In 1982, the tradition was revived on the estate by John Wingfield Digby at Wake Court in Bishops Caundle. The vineyard has three hectares of vines on a south facing slope with soil types of limestone loam over clay. The vines are planted on a wide high wire system known as Geneva Double Curtain that gives a smaller number of vines per hectare. This gives a better exposure to the light which is very important to fruiting. The Wake Court Vineyard is a perfect example of an English vineyard producing fine wines.
The Special Reserve is a blend of four grape varieties. In addition two traditional method sparkling wines are made and matured, a white and a rosé. There is also a wine Brandy aged in oak produced from the wine of the Seyval grape. On average 15,000 bottles are produced each year. The varieties grown are Bacchus, Pinot Noir, Regner, Reichensteiner, Schonburger and Seyval Blanc. Once the grapes have been harvested the wine is produced by a contract wine maker, Steve Brooksbank, of the Bagborough Vineyard, Pylle, Shepton Mallet who uses the latest technology and equipment, including stainless steel vats that ensure a clean fruity wine.
Sir Kenelm Digby invented the sparkling wine bottle in the 17th Century.
Private vineyard / No tours available.