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May 5 2020

Vineyard Update – Budburst, Frost Nights and the Start of the 2020 Vintage!

We hope you’ve all been taking the time to enjoy the warm weather we’ve been having recently. We certainly have and so have our vines as budburst has now begun, signifying the start of the 2020 Vintage! Whereas much of the Old Wine World...
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Apr 8 2020

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...
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Mar 25 2020

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...
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Mar 24 2020

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...
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Mar 19 2020

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,...
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Mar 11 2020

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...
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Mar 2 2020

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...
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Feb 27 2020

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...
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Feb 2 2020

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...
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