2017 was a momentous year for Astley Vineyard, and now that 2018 is here, they don’t want it to slow down one bit! It’s still early days, but here’s an idea of what they are planning this coming year:
They have rebranded and released four wines this Winter, yet there are still more to do. 2018 will see beautiful new labels on all of their remaining wines, with a strong chance of two new vintages being released this year.
Stocks of our Severn Vale 2014, Foundation 2015 and Madeleine Angevine 2015 are beginning to run low, so stock up soon if you enjoyed these wines.
They aim to make their tours even better in 2018, with a focus on group sizes, a better booking system, using more local suppliers, and improving the vineyard experience.
Astley Vineyard have made a lot of improvements to the site since July, including their new new cellar door shop, removing the dark, looming conifers at their entrance. 2018, however, will see even more, and even BIGGER improvements to the infrastructure of our site!
The car parking area will see the most change, with a new cellar door building being constructed there, a complete resurfacing of the area, as well as some tweaks to the warehouse construction.
Linked to the above are some changes to their opening hours. “Dry January” means that the next 3 months will likely be very quiet for the shop. The doors are now open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm, whilst work gets underway.
Events and tastings
This is very high on the lists of things to achieve this year. Astley Vineyard want to give as many people the opportunity to taste and learn about great wines from the UK and around the World. The majority of these events will be held on their vineyard.
Astley are also interested in diversifying beyond wine, so expect to see some food, foraging, art, history and woodland event.