About Brightwell Vineyard

The vineyard was first planted in the late 1980's and acquired by its present owners in 2000. It covers 16 acres and grows 8 varieties of grape including Bacchus, Chardonnay, Huxelrebe, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir. The wines produced - white, rosé, red and sparkling - are made in the on site winery in a natural style, with minimum intervention. This allows the subtle, distinctive flavours of the different grape varieties to shine through, with our winemaker keeping close control of every process. Brightwell is continuing to develop the possibilities of English wine, and thus produces a wide range of styles; being particularly noted for the quality of its red wines, and its outstanding English Brandy.

The wines are sold in many independent wine shops, delicatessens, farm shops and local Waitrose stores, also local restaurants and pubs, and it is exported to Switzerland, Singapore and Japan. Check out our Stockist page for details.

Brightwell Vineyard and Winery is open for wine sales on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 6pm. Sales at other times are by appointment. All wines are available by mail order, have a look at our wine list for prices - there is a delivery cost of £8 for a box of up to 12 bottles.

We run vineyard tours and wine tastings throughout the summer, see What's On page for details.


How to find us

Nearest train station: Didcot Parkway

Frequent buses to Wallingford from Oxford, Reading and Henley.

The vineyard is 1 mile north of Wallingford in the direction of Shillingford.

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