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Vineyard Update – preparing the vines for the upcoming 2020 vintage

The past few weeks have presented a profound change to daily life for everyone across the UK. At Hencote, we have had to close our entire Estate to the public for the first time since our opening, including our restaurant The View, our Accommodation in the Grange and Glamping Village, our wine shop and all […]

What makes a great sparkling wine?

No matter what style of sparkling wine, it is indeed the sparkle that is all-important. The bubble is dissolved carbon dioxide and it is the persistence, intensity and finesse of this that sets the quality of sparkling wine’s effervescence above that of other carbonated beverages. The best method to achieve a potentially great sparkling wine […]

New look online wine shop

Whilst our Estate remains closed to the public our online wine shop is still open and today we have launched our new look online wine shop. Here you will be able to purchase all Hencote wines, including our Lifestyle and Estate range as well as our award-winning sparkling Evolution. We are now offering free delivery on all […]

Coronavirus Update

Dear Guests of Hencote, On Monday 16th March, the British Government announced an escalation of ‘social distancing’ measures that strongly advised all members of the public to avoid non-essential social contact that included visiting theatres, pubs and restaurants, amongst other venues. Whilst this advice fell short of officially mandating the closure of all the above […]

Hencote and The Art of The Amphora

Vineyard and winery technology is always evolving, but traditionally the winemaking process has not changed in over 5000 years. Wine is made when grapes are harvested and pressed, natural yeast transforms the mixture through the process of fermentation into wine which in turn further develops with maturation. Ancient method While there are many techniques used […]

Four great red wines for the colder weather

With the cold weather lingering why not relax in our lounge with a glass of wine – red wine. People often associate red wine with heartier foods such as roasts, chilli, Bolognese or stews. These winter warmers often complement a range of red wines due to their gallant flavours. While white wine is always an […]

In The Vineyard – February

Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas of Shropshire have suffered over the last few weeks with torrential rain sparking rising floodwaters. The River Severn has not been this high in 20-years and has already forced some local businesses to close and homes to be flooded. This week for the team in the vineyard it’s business as […]

February events at Hencote

February is the month when romance blossoms and winter is on the final stretch before spring. Along with Valentine’s Day, we have two other events planned for wine connoisseurs and foodies everywhere – a wine tasting and a wine dinner. Wine Tasting For our next wine tasting, we will be making the short hop across […]