Welcombe Hills Vineyard

A rosé by any other name - what could be a more appropriate, especially as the vineyard is on land once owned by the Shakespeare family. A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Dornfelder, we love this for its beautiful light pink colour reminiscent of Provence. Gentle and light with a ‘so English’ balance of strawberries and cream, it’s the perfect drink at any time of the day, with a dryness and sophistication that is already winning awards.

Downsizing from the London corporate world, Jonathan and Nichola Kelsey fell in love initially with the house, nestled on the Welcombe Hills overlooking Stratford, that also happened to come with a small vineyard. What began as a hobby is now a thriving business, with nine grape varieties producing white, rosé, red and sparkling wines, plus a grape-infused gin. Tours, tastings and private event bookings available.