Welcome to Oatley
English Wine from Somerset since 1989
HAND TENDED, ECO-FRIENDLY
We make just two wines most years, and maybe mature a little in our single barrique.
We planted our vines in 1986 (with spades!) on a gentle SE slope of red soil between the Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel: a warm, favoured site that reliably gives us good quality grapes. We harvest by hand with family, friends and volunteers. Usually we make just two dry, white varietal wines each year and mature one barrique’s worth in oak, giving a special, limited-edition oaked wine in addition.
Our wines are sought-after, consistently winning international and national awards.
After 30 years of low-intervention, eco-friendly husbandry, Oatley is full of wildlife: the countryside as it used to be. We take sustainability seriously.
Iain and Jane Awty
REGULAR SUMMER OPENING
VINTAGE 2017 REPORT
We are OPEN 11am - 5.30pm for wine sales if we’re here, and we usually are - phone first, if you like, to make sure:
Special Christmas opening Saturdays 9th and 16th Dec 2017 11am - 5.30pm
Full tours and tastings will start again Good Friday, Mar 30th 2018. We'll be open every Friday and Saturday, and all over Bank Holiday weekends,
11am - 5.30pm
Other times by appontment.
High quality harvests for both our vine varieties promising well for a quality vintage of moderate volume. We expect to produce two varietals and a barrel matured blend.
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A SMALL, FAMILY-RUN, ECO-FRIENDLY VINEYARD IN THE SOMERSET COUNTRYSIDE
Old vines, red west country soil, wines that have been winning international awards for 25 years
We love to welcome interested wine-lovers. Taste for free, walk the vines with us