Single Vineyard: Polden Wines from Somerset
Who are we?
Stocklands Vineyard planted in 2008 on a sun drenched South facing slope of the Polden Hills in Somerset produces award winning White, Rose and Red wine. Tours and tastings are available giving the opportunity to visit this well presented vineyard and admire some of the most beautiful views Somerset has to offer. Free delivery on orders of 12 or more bottles within a 30 mile radius of J23 of M5
Introducing our wine:
We use Chardonnay to make our white wine “Polden Star”.
Having been grown in England with cooler temperatures than the New World Chardonnay grapes are exposed to has, we believe a very positive effect on the resulting flavour and texture: our Chardonnay used in still and sparkling wine is clean and fresh, with a hint of citrus, making it very different from the heavier and more viscous non-English Chardonnay wines.
Our Pinot Noir with its seductive colour and complex flavours give it an advantage to be used either as a Rose as in “Polden Blush” or the full Red “Polden Ruby” which will be ready in June 2021 to follow Mark Thorp’s Greenhill Estate wine, also made with grapes from the well-known Stocklands vineyard.
Polden wines are Single Vineyard, meaning that the grapes from which the wine is pressed only comes from Stocklands vineyard and is not blended with grapes from any other source. The wines are mostly single variety i.e. only Chardonnay or Pinot Noir in the bottle, however this year 2020 we intend to make a sparkling wine with a blend of both varieties, being ready in 2024 we have plenty of time to think of a name but already have named it as…………………..Polden Carnival!!
All Polden Wines are suitable for vegans
Vine to Wine
Take a look above at some of our memories of our first year at Stocklands Vineyard as Polden Wines. We hope this is a journey that you will join us on, whether you visit us at one of our tours and tastings days, come and learn about the process as a volunteer, or simply enjoy a glass of Polden - thank you for being a part of Polden Wines.
“My first view of Stocklands Vineyard”
“Introducing some of our 4,000 vines”
“Crates out ready for harvest”
“Pinot Noir arrives at the winery”
“Almost at the end of their journey”
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