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The vines will be established on the Scott Henry system to try and compensate for the lower density of vines caused by the 3.5 metre wide rows. This system should also provide more sun light, improved air flow and the grapes should be in a more open position to reduce disease pressure. Penn Croft Vineyard benefits from the advice of Simon Day, viticultural consultant at Haygrove Evolution, Steve Townsend from Soil First Farming, who has been instrumental in guiding Simon down the conservation route, a French vigneron, Frederick Thomas, who has been advising a small number of European vineyards on conservation type principles, and the team at Blackdown Ridge Vineyard in Sussex, including winemaker Josh Hammond and business development manager Lucinda Colucci.

The grapes from the Penn Croft vines are being grown under conservation viticulture principals and will eventually enable us to produce around 30,000 bottles of single-estate wine each year. They will sit under a special Penn Croft label which due to the sustainability factor, will be aimed at a premium, unique market. Before our own grapes are ready we will buy in exceptional fruit both locally and from abroad to allow us to produce 90,000 bottles per year.

In addition to making our own wines, the winery will allow us to offer a full range of contract wine-making services to growers with no winery of their own . Our “vineyard to glass” service will offer full pressing and processing, bottling, riddling, disgorging, labelling and packaging. Offering contract wine-making services will generate significant profits for Itasca Wines Ltd and our state of the art winery will be large enough to enable us to make almost 500,000 bottles by 2023. This allows the company to generate revenues in 2021 and turn profitable by 2022.

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Opening 2020


GU10 5QD, Farnham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

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