Blackbook winery partners with a series of exceptional English wine growers to source the high quality fruit that forms the basis of Blackbook wine.
Clayhill Vineyards, Essex
Dale was the first grower to take a leap of faith in our Battersea operation and he sourced for us our inaugural pinot noir and chardonnay fruit. Dale, and wife Victoria, first planted vines on their site in the Dengie Peninsula in 2006.
Clayhill Vineyard sits on the south facing slopes of the Crouch Valley with clay soils. On a coastal peninsula and positioned between the rivers Crouch & Blackwater gives Clayhill the advantage of a mesoclimate. This brings mild winters and hot dry summers, helping to produce quality fruit for quality wines. Clayhill is also home to a delightful tea room, cellar door and tasting room. With unrivalled views over the River Crouch, it is worth a visit and easily accessible from London.
East Anglian Wine REgion
This easterly part of England is home to a growing number of vineyards and producing some excellent wines due to the warm, sunny and dry microclimate that yields high quality grapes with naturally high sugar. Bacchus and pinot noir grow particularly well in East Anglia.
Yew Tree Vineyard, Oxfordshire
Our 2017 GMF is a single vineyard wine from Yew Tree in Oxfordshire, where we sourced our seyval blanc. We were fortunate to be introduced to Ed for his inaugural crop. This family owned vineyard is around 2 hectares with four varieties planted on sandy loam soils.