The story behind the wine.
A love of growing, a passion for wine and working with the land, set the Self family on a journey; to hand craft exceptional English wines from their home at Whitehall Farm. Since 1894 and for 5 generations, the Self family having lovingly worked the land at Whitehall Farm in Lacock, Wiltshire and it is now home to their award-winning vineyard.
Established in the Spring of 2017, 16,000 vines were planted by hand, one by one covering a total of 11 acres. Situated in the historic National Trust village of Lacock in Wiltshire, overlooking the beautiful Avon valley, rich, fertile soils provide perfect conditions for growing. Rondo, Bacchus, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes of the highest quality are cared for and nurtured by a small team.
Whitehall Vineyard has delicately hand-crafted wine, with the ambition to create extraordinary and exquisite flavours to enhance any dining experience or to enjoy by itself. Aspiring to bring a taste of rural Wiltshire in every glass, squeezed from the highest quality grapes, and committing to making the best possible wine each year.
Wiltshire has a long wine-producing history, with vineyards in the county known to exist in Norman times. Today, sheltered by Nethercote Hill, Whitehall Vineyard strives to continue this rich heritage, whilst nationwide excitement grows around the rise of British wines.
Since launching 4 years ago, Whitehall Vineyard has proudly been awarded multiple medals across the full range of wines. Collecting 7 medals in the 2021 Independent English Wine Awards, including Gold for the bestselling 2019 Pinot Noir, and 6 medals in the 2021 Wine GB Awards.
If you’re interested in getting involved, Adopt A Vine at the vineyard, is the perfect way to get hands on with English wine. Offering the rare experience of taking part in harvesting the wine that you drink, and becoming part of the vineyard’s shared story. Available on yearly subscription, the package includes a vineyard tour, a bottle of wine produced from your sponsored vine, 10% off all orders and much more. See the website for full details on what’s included and for pricing.
For more information and to see the full range on offer, visit the Whitehall Vineyard website here.