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Vineyard Description

Great Lodge is a beautiful rural estate in North West Essex, which has been farmed by our family for over 100 years. In 1989 Alan Jordan planted the Bardfield Vineyard which produces a range of award winning wines. In 2014 his daughter Rebecca opened the magnificent Grade 1 Anne of Cleves Barn as a wedding and event venue and more recently we have converted the Great Lodge Barns in to stylish holiday accommodation.

Opening Details

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Tasting room & cellar door open 10am - 4pm weekdays all year round. Additionally 10am - midday on Saturdays from April to October.

  • Great Lodge, Great Bardfield, Braintree Essex, CM7 4QD, United Kingdom


Great Lodge, Great Bardfield, Braintree Essex, CM7 4QD, United Kingdom

Tours and Tastings

Self-guided vineyard trail £3

Weekdays 10am – 4pm. No need to book.

Pick up a map from the wine shop to guide you through Bardfield Vineyard and the wider Great Lodge Estate. Explore the original vineyard plantings and our newly established vines. The trail will take you through the Great Lodge walled garden, Grade I listed Anne of Cleves Barn, through woodland and over farmland. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy out in the gardens or vineyard.

Vineyard Tour and Tasting £15

First Thursday of the month; 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July, 1st August, 5th September 11:30 a.m. Please book in advance.

Join us as we take you on a personally guided tour through the Great Lodge estate and Bardfield Vineyard. We’ll explain the work done on the vineyard that leads to the production of our award winning wines. You’ll then have the chance to taste 4 of our wines and learn more about the English wine industry. You are welcome to bring a picnic and spend the rest of the day enjoying the estate. Please allow 1 hour 30 minutes for the Tour and Tasting and the estate closes at 5 p.m.

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