A fantastic day out in the Shropshire countryside, the Vineyard is situated alongside the ancient Roman City of Uriconium (Wroxeter), which is located between the hill of Wrekin and the town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. It nestles in a sandy sheltered plateau near the River Severn and is approximately 180 feet above sea level. The Vineyard was planned in 1987 when vines were ordered and the land prepared and the vines are planted in 1991, with five varieties all grafted on a range of root stocks descended from American root stocks.
The vines and varieties and the root stocks were chosen for their vigour and suitability of the site and bearing in mind the variety of the vine to be grafted onto it. They were planted in row 8 feet apart and at spaces of 6 feet, and were allowed to grow to a height of 7 feet. The plantation was North to South so that the morning sun caught the one side and the evening sun the other. Thus having maximum sunshine on the rows.
For those who have always wondered how the perfect Merlot or Pinot is crafted, look no further than this fantastic tour of Wroxeter Roman Vineyard, makers of award winning red & white wines. This family-run winery has a rich and fascinating history, dating back over 2000 years, and is also home to some of England’s best quality wines. The Noble Roman 2010 and Shropshire Gold 2010 both won Silver Medals in The English & Welsh Wine of the year 2011 competition. We can accommodate single tours or large coach parties.