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Brightwell Vineyard

Brightwell Vineyard, Rush Court, Shillingford Road OX10 8LJ Wallingford, Oxfordshire, , , United Kingdom
Region: Central South 1491832354 http://brightwellvineyard.co.uk/
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  • Year Established:
    1988
  • Winery Contact:
    Carol Nielsen
  • Winemaker:
    Robert Nielsen

About our winery:

Brightwell Vineyard adjoins the south side of the River Thames and is situated 1 mile north of the historic town of Wallingford and 8 miles south of the city of Oxford. The flinty chalk greensand and gravel of the Thames Valley provides ideal grapevine soil, while also being sheltered by the surrounding hills of the Chilterns, North Downs and Cotswolds makes the region one of the warmest and driest areas of the UK. The vineyard produces white, rosé, red and sparkling wines which frequently win medals in Regional, National and International competitions.
The vineyard was first planted in the late 1980's and acquired by its present owners in 2000. It covers 16 acres and grows 8 varieties of grape including Bacchus, Chardonnay, Huxelrebe, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir. The wines produced - white, rosé, red and sparkling - are made in the on site winery in a natural style, with minimum intervention. This allows the subtle, distinctive flavours of the different grape varieties to shine through, with our winemaker keeping close control of every process. Brightwell is continuing to develop the possibilities of English wine, and thus produces a wide range of styles; being particularly noted for the quality of its red wines, and its outstanding English Brandy.


  Days and hours open

Sat12:30 PM6:30 PM
Sun12:30 PM6:30 PM

Tasting Policy:

Summer vineyard tours and wine tasting (June-Sept) for groups and individuals. Booking essential.


  • Casual
  • Good For Groups
  • Hidden Gem
  • Has A View
  • Rustic
  • Dog Friendly
  • Informative/Educational
  • Family Run
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Natural
  • Bacchus
  • Huxelrebe
  • Dornfelder
  • Reichensteiner
  • Tours
  • Event Space
  • Outdoor Area
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Picnic Sites
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Wedding Services

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