Producers - Ryedale Vineyards
Set on south facing slopes at the foot of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds, Ryedale Vineyards are the most northerly commercial vineyard in both God's own county and Great Britain. Stuart and Elizabeth Smith planted in 2006 and 2008 with a wide variety of vines. In total Ryedale Vineyards has more than 10,000 vines on two sites. Award winning wines have been produced annually since 2009. In addition to the vines, Ryedale Vineyards has an orchard of more than an acre, planted mostly with a wide-ranging collection of heritage apples that are made into both apple juice and cider.
Who would think that it is possible to grow the classic Champagne grapes – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier so far north? Even more surprising is the wine that these grapes have been used to make a Yorkshire sparkling wine in the same way as Champagne itself. The resulting Strickland Estate Sparkling 2011, was a Yorkshire Food Finder favourite. It looks as if the 2014 vintage, to be released for sale in summer 2017. Indeed the 2011 was served for our son's 21st. Whether your taste is red, white or rosé, still or sparkling; there is a Ryedale Vineyards’ wine that you should try.
Ryedale Vineyards is a family run business, run by John Fletcher with help from family and friends. Johm took over from the vineyards founders in October 2016 having worked with the smiths since 2010. It is already clear that John is properly carrying on the heritage of the vineyards with sympathetic improvement all round. The upgraded guest accommodation is an ideal base for any of our gourmet trails featuring Ryedale Vineyards lying just 15 minutes away from Malton - Yorkshire's self-proclaimed food capital. The monthly artisan food markets qnd annual festivals are just the start with many great food and drink businesses too.
York, YO60 7LS