Planted in 2013, Copdock Hall Vineyard, comprising of one red grape variety (rondo) and two white (bacchus and solaris), produced its first harvest in 2015. The 2015 Copdock Hall Rose went on to win a Bronze Award from the East Anglian Vineyards Association.
Enjoying good drainage and loam soil, the half-acre vineyard has flourished since being established despite its attraction to the local wildlife population – most notably rabbits and wasps!
It is overseen by barn owner Ian Evans who is passionate about wine and wine making. He was inspired to create the vineyard after living in Cape Town, South Africa, for four years surrounded by various wine estates.
While the pictures here showcase the end result, Ian is happy to share his experience, talking visitors through the journey from ploughed field to thriving vineyard – including the hours of pruning, weeding, spraying and nurturing needed in all-weathers to produce the final crop!