Moulded by the glaciers of the Triassic Age, the land upon which the Hencote vineyard sits is rich with history. The discovery of Roman remains nearby suggests it was settled as long ago as the 2nd century. In the time since, the land has performed a number of functions: it has supported orchards, pasture and arable land, as well as a farmhouse. In 2015, when we planted 18,000 vines, it began life as a vineyard. Whilst its function has evolved over the years, the landscape has remained essentially unchanged.