It was the vision of farmer Martin Vickers 30 years ago to plant a vineyard that would one day match continental sites.
Today, 30 acres of vines are managed by Martin and produce award-winning wines crafted by his son Clive. A family business, the acclaimed shop, restaurant & tea rooms are run by Clive’s wife Lisa, and offer a great day out for visitors.
“It was my vision to create a vineyard on a par with continental sites. I am really proud of the quality of vines we grow today.”
Martin Vickers, founder and Vineyard Manager.
The first ½ acre was planted in 1983 by Martin who still runs the vineyard today with his family.
By 1991 a further 22 acres were added and today the vineyard totals almost 30 acres, making it one of the largest in the UK.
Halfpenny Green Vineyards are situated 250ft above sea level in well-sheltered south facing slopes, with light, sandy free-draining soil.
“It’s a reflection of the quality of the grapes grown here on our slopes that we are able to produce wines which win national awards”
Clive Vickers, founder and Wine Maker.
Our winery was built in 2005 and we produce between 50-60,000 bottles of our own wine each year, all made using grapes grown here on site.
Our current vintages range from 2011, right up to 2016, showcasing the quality of grapes across several excellent summers and harvests.
In addition to being sold in our shop, our wines are also stocked in many farm shops and delis throughout the region. Several of our wines are also sold in branches of Marks & Spencer and Waitrose through the Midlands region, plus the John Lewis Food Hall on Oxford Street.
We also carry out contract winemaking and bottling for over 50 other UK vineyards around the country, helping them win many regional, national and international awards.