This delicious pink English Quality sparkling wine is perfect for celebrations. Made in the traditional method this is a vintage well balanced, dry fruity sparkling wine ideal for any special occasion.
An English Quality sparkling wine made in the traditional method. This exceptional Brut has biscuity undertones and a lively fruit which is perfect for entertaining.
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.
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.
A blend of grape varieties a crisp dry fruity wine, excellent as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to food.
The Estate Office The Stables, Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Tel: (01935) 810675 Email: [email protected]
Sherborne Castle Gift Shop Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Tel: (01935) 812072 Ext. 4 Email: [email protected]
Vineyards of Sherborne Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL Tel: (01935) 815544 Email: [email protected] www.vineyardsofsherborne.co.uk
Bishops Caundle Community Shop & Post Office High Street,Bishops Caundle, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5ND Tel: (01963) 23770 www.bishopscaundleshop.co.uk
The Fridge 17 Tudor Arcade, Dorchester DT1 1BN Tel: (01305) 269088
The Udder Farm Shop Manor Farm, East Stour, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5LQ Tel: (01747) 838899 www.theudderfarmshop.co.uk
Kilver Court Farm Shop Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5NF Tel: (01749) 340410 www.kilvercourt.com
Boyton Farm Shop, The Ginger Piggery Boyton Village, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 0SS Tel: (01985) 850381 www.boytonfarm.co.uk
The Salt Pig 6 North Street, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4AF Tel: (01929) 550673 www.thesaltpig.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
The Green 3 The Green, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3HY Tel: (01935) 813821 www.greenrestaurant.co.uk
The Eastbury Hotel Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BY Tel: (01935) 813131 www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk
Castle Gardens – The Walled Garden Restaurant New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Tel: (01935) 814633 www.thegardeneronline.co.uk
Plumber Manor Country House Hotel Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2AF Tel: (01258) 472507 www.plumbermanor.co.uk
Ash House Country Hotel Main Street, Ash, Nr. Yeovil, Somerset TA12 6PB Tel: (01747) 850580 www.ashhousehotel.co.uk
The Grosvenor Arms The Commons, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JA Tel: (01747) 850580 www.thegrosvenorarms.co.uk
The Riverside Restaurant West Bay, Bridport Dorset DT6 4EZ Tel: (01308) 422011 www.thefishrestaurant-westbay.co.uk
The Blue Raddle 9 Church Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1JN Tel: (01305) 267762 www.theblueraddle.co.uk
Sherborne Castle Tearooms New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR Tel: (01935) 812072 Ext. 3 Email: [email protected]
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, Leon Millot, 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.