A Bumper Harvest 2014 for Dunleavy Vineyards

Dunleavy 16Bristol based Dunleavy Vineyards are celebrating after completing a bumper harvest of their Pinot noir and Seyval grapes.

On a beautiful warm Saturday morning in the Chew Valley, over thirty friends and family joined Dunleavy Vineyards manager Ingrid Bates and her partner Stephen Dunleavy to help bring in the harvest.

The grapes were then driven to winemaker Steve Brooksbank near Glastonbury to be made into Dunleavy Vineyards Pinot noir rose 2014. The wine won’t be ready until May next year but it’s sure to be a good one as the grapes reached record sugar levels and had perfect acidity.

‘This has been one of the best summers growers can remember; a warm early Spring with no frosts and a relatively dry and warm summer to follow. We’re really excited about the wine this years harvest will produce.’

The Dunleavy Pinot noir rose, which won BEST LOCAL WINE at the Bristol Good Food Awards earlier in the year is currently available online at www.dunleavyvineyards.co.uk.

Dunleavy 13It’s also recently been added to the wine list in several of Bristols’ best bars and restaurants; The Primrose Café, Thornbury Castle Hotel, The Library Bar & most recently Bordeaux Quay.

‘We’re still a young business. We hope to start allowing visitors to the vineyard next summer and will be producing around 5000 bottles year when in full production.’

To contact Ingrid, please go to the Dunleavy Vineyards website http://www.dunleavyvineyards.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact Ingrid via twitter: http://twitter.com/DYvineyards, the Dunleavy Vineyards facebook page or by email: [email protected]

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