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Vineyard Description

Welland Valley Vineyard is one of the East Midlands best kept secrets.

The 2.5 acre vineyard and cider orchard was established by David and Jane Bates in 1991 on a south facing slope two miles south west of Market Harborough.

The soil is well drained loam over Jurassic clay.

A wide variety of both red and white French and German vine varieties are grown which enables different styles of wine to be produced, but the emphasis is on producing quality bottle fermented Sparkling Wines with some age in the English style and light fruity reds.

A small but well equipped winery enables the grapes to be pressed, vinified and bottled on site.

In addition to vines we also planted at the same time a small orchard of traditional cider apples from which we make award winning still ciders called Roundhead and King Richard III.

Opening Details

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  • Vine Lodge, Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, , Leics, LE16 9TX


Vine Lodge, Marston Trussell, Market Harborough, , Leics, LE16 9TX

Tours and Tastings

We explain the history of English wine, how we came to plant a vineyard, what we grow and how we make the wine. A tasting of 3 different wines is also provided.

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