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, secluded 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:
Full tours and tastings 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.
Our earliest ever. A quality vintage of moderate volume. We expect to produce two varietals and a barrel matured blend. Our January blogpost reviews the vintage, here>>
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT US?
Press, media and visitor reviews
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
All our wines are OK for vegetarians and vegans
(never fined with animal products)
All our wines have been awarded the top quality marque "English Wine PDO"