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Welland Valley Vineyard

Welland Valley Vineyard


Mr & Mrs David Bates

01858 434 591

07989 091721


Vine Lodge,
Marston Trussell,
Market Harborough,
LE16 9TX


Welland Valley Vineyard is one of the East Midlands best kept secrets.

The beautiful 2.5 acre award winning vineyard and cider orchard was established by David and Jane Bates in 1991 on a south facing slope two miles south west of Market Harborough. The soil is well drained loam over Jurassic clay.

A wide variety of both red and white French and German vine varieties are grown which enables different styles of wine to be produced, but the emphasis is on producing quality bottle fermented Sparkling Wines with some age in the English style and light fruity reds.

A small but well equipped winery enables the grapes to be pressed, verified and bottled on site.

In addition to vines we also planted at the same time a small orchard of traditional cider apples from which we make award winning ciders called Roundhead and King Richard III.

Guided tours are available in the summer months for groups including a wine tasting session.

Groups and visitors are welcome but please call to arrange your visit.

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Please call prior to visiting.


Tours and tasting: £6 for pre-arranged groups, minimum charge £50


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Map reference: SP 681858  Lat: 52.46591 Long: -0.99901

From Marston Trussell take the road to Sibbertoft and then take the 1st left to East Farndon. The vineyard is ont he left after 1 mile.

Parking: free