'Wilcote' English Sparkling Wine
We have our own organically certified vineyard attached to the walled garden. We produce sparkling wine made from the Phoenix and Orion grape varieties. Our wine sales help to fund Bridewell and also provide a focus for our working day because the vines and grapes need careful tending. Grape harvest is usually in October and involves a huge number of gardeners and volunteers as the grapes must be picked and transported to the winemaker on the same day.
Our gardeners are very proud of this wine and would love you to enjoy it too
Where to buy our wine
- Finstock Community Shop
- Hampers Food and Wine Co, Woodstock www.hampersfoodandwine.co.uk
- Eynsham Cellars, 43 Mill St, Eynsham www.eynshamcellars.com
- Added Ingredients, 16 Stert Street, Abingdon www.addedingredients.co.uk
- Daylesford Farmshop and Cafe, Kingham www.daylesford.com
- Teardrop Bar in Oxford's Covered Market www.teardropbar.co.uk/blank
- The Royal Oak, Ramsden
We also sell our wine at our Open Days during the summer and at other markets and food/drink events during the year. On these days, we give you a little taster before you buy - we enjoy seeing people's smiles when they realise how good it is!
Lukas Hyner, the chef sommelier at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons had this to say about our 2014 vintage: -
"The wine is great. We loved the freshness, it's crisp and aromatic..... We have tasted over 50 wines today and this was the best sample by far"
and he's not alone in liking it .....
“Dry, aromatic, crisp and elegant but also fruity and juicy. Just the kind of aperitif wine I enjoy or perhaps a good match for simple white fish and seafood” - Susy Atkins, Wine Editor, Delicious Magazine.
“Once again Bridewell Organic Gardens have come up with a superb white wine which tastes great with chicken or fish dishes. Its crisp finish makes it an ideal party drink too” - Helen Peacocke, Food Writer, Oxford Times.
“Superb crisp dry white wine, fruity with good Bramley apple flavours, ideal on its own, or with chicken or fish dishes” - The Plough Inn, Finstock.
“Taste - encouragingly follows the promise of the aromas giving green apple, some warmer cooked apple and grass/herb flavours combined with a little biscuit/yeast background. Crisp, clean and lovely acid balance with the alcohol”
- Charles Elvin DipWSET MA (Oxon) FInstLM FRSA - www.charlieswine.co.uk