What are they saying about us?

Press and Online

"Iain Awty walks beaming into the sitting room of the 17th century Somerset farmhouse he lives in with his wife Jane, with a bottle of white wine..The pale liquid that he pours into the glasses is Leonora's and its fresh, delicate daste demonstrates why it was awarded a silver medal by judges at the prestigious annual International Wine Challenge..." WESTERN DAILY PRESS double page feature. View>>

"30 years on wine producers reveal secrets to the good life."  ITV REPORT 29 August 2016 Read more>>

“..two people who are living a life-long dream and you can almost taste that success in the wines..” BEN FRANKS WINE Read more >>

Oatley "Leonora's" No 7 in its list of  top ten domestic wines. THE "i" NEWSPAPER 14 May 2014 View>>

“If wine was about place, then Oatley offers a glimpse of England as it was 200 years ago.” SOUTH AFRICAN WINE NEWS: Read more>>

"If you dream of living life in a rural idyll, surrounded by wildlife and sipping wine made by your own hands, then a trip to Oatley Vineyard in Somerset will..." WINE-TRAVELLER BLOG, Karen Christian. (sorry, full article no longer available)

Tripadvisor Highlights

Aug 18 Had a lovely time, walk round vineyard, talk about the vineyard and wine tasting and picnic. Phil G.

Jul18 - I booked this for my birthday with 10 guests. Excellent wines and a knowledgable talk/tour by owner Ian. The bright sunshine was a bonus! There is a marquee and tables provided where we had our picnic with some of the wines. Enjoyed by all! - sptasec

May 18 ..After negotiating the short country lane leading to the farmhouse, we arrived. A beautiful sunny day made our visit all the better. Jane, one of the owners (with her husband Iain) greeted us warmly and we sat under the canopy and chatted easily. We tried 2 of the crisp white wines, whilst Jane explained about the grape varieties and the history of the vineyard. As it was a perfect day, Jane suggested we go for a short walk and look at the vines, whilst she explained more about growing & harvesting. Returning to the canopy, where we tasted the remaining 2 wines produced by the vineyard. All were crisp and refreshing with good depths of flavour. The vineyard is a great place for a picnic - there is a dedicated area for this with tables & chairs, or just bring a blanket & sit on the grass!... - PrincessPentium

Aug 17 Just wanted to thank Iain and Jane for a lovely day spent at their vineyard. Iain was very knowledgable and the wines were tasty. - Carly S.

Jul 17 I was bought a voucher for 4 to visit along with selecting 3 bottles of wine. Visit was great, very informative and Iain was a great host - 59nicholasC

May 2017 Best white wine in the south west. Friendliest vineyard in a quiet valley with the vines shining out. The access along a narrow lane encloses the visitor with the loveliest surprise of the house and vineyard at the end. - anne852017

Apr 17 A little gem - loulou089

Apr 17 I've lived in this area for many years and didn't know this winery existed. It is poorly signposted of the A39 just west of Cannington towards Nether Stowey. It's a little gem. Nahnlbsdh

Jan 17 Spectacular. We were welcomed at this spectacular setting by Iain who immediately made us feel like cherished guests. The wine tasting set under splendid autumn day could not have been more perfect. The wine was delicious and although we tried several we were hard pressed to decide on a favourite.  Wandaterry S