We are open for Christmas sales on the weekends of 9th/10th Dec and16th/17th Dec 2017. Other times we are open for sales if we're here, which we usually are. Phone to check on 01278 671340 or try on spec if you are local.
We sell only our own crisp, dry white wines, made from grapes grown here. Details of our current releases here>> . This is a very peaceful, uncommercial spot. No shop, just our cellar door and a tent to taste under in front of the farmhouse and next to the vineyard. Therte is a narrow access lane, arched over with trees at the end, that ends in front of the house. Plenty of space to park and turn once you get here.
You can buy our wines at the vineyard by the case, 6-pack, presentation 3-pack, bottle or glass. Our wines are single-vineyard still, dry whites. Case prices are on our Shop/ Wines>> page. Bottle prices at the vineyard are £12 - £15, with reductions if you buy 3 or 6. We take credit cards, Paypal Check-in, contactless and ApplePay as well as cash and cheques.
You can buy our tour and tasting vouchers online for a tour and full tutored tasting, personally-conducted by Iain or Jane, which include 3 or 6 bottles for your recipients’ tochoose and take home with them. These vouchers make memorable gifts (see what visitors have said in our Tripadvisor and Facebook reviews, links on the left). We email the voucher to you so it’s a good last-minute solution. Tasting and tour last about one and a half hours and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy afterwards. The vineyard is at its best from April to Sept, although we can accommodate other times by appointment.
Summer visiting starts again on Easter weekend 2018. We shall be open Fridays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday weekends right through the summer, 11am-5.30pm. Visitors are welcome to bring a poicnic, we just ask that you buy some Oatley wine to go with it. Other times visits welcome by appoinment.
For group visits of 6 or more we ask for a contribution of £10 per person, which covers a full tasting of our current releases (normally 4 x 50ml tastings), talk and tour of the vineyard guided in person by Iain or Jane. A group visit normally lasts one and a half to two hours.
Our outdoor, tented tasting area in front of the farmhouse is a peaceful spot to relax and explore the wines. We enjoy introducing our vintages and showing you the vineyard, explaining how we work our venerable, 25 year old vines. Children (accompanied) and dogs are welcome.
We are dog-friendly. Dogs (under control) are welcome in the vineyard and you can walk with them around the nature area beyond. We also welcome riders and cyclists. If you want to buy wine and are walking, cycling or riding, we can deliver locally for you after your visit.
Please wear sensible footwear for mown, but still roughish, grass (wellies in winter), and bear in mind that our tasting area is outdoors under a tent so you’ll need a jacket if the weather’s cold. If the weather is really bad you can taste the wines in the farmhouse - we can usually rustle up a log fire.
The approach to Oatley is down a narrow sunken country lane, completely arched over with trees at the end. The lane is not passable for coaches and we don't have facilities for coach parties, but we love to see you in smaller groups when we can give you the welcome we would wish.
Things to do in Somerset
Want to combine your vineyard visit with other activities?
The beautiful Quantock villages of Over Stowey and Nether Stowey with the National Trust-run Coleridge Cottage>> where the writing of “Kubla Khan” was famously interrupted by the Person from Porlock. (4 miles west).
Or picnic in the vines? If the weather’s nice, how about buying a picnic lunch at Blackmore Farm Shop and eating it among our vines with a cold bottle of Oatley? We can lend you glasses and a rug or set out chairs and tables for you. In summer we keep café tables under the trees (below left) or you can eat at the tables under our awning (above).