Welcome to Yearlstone Vineyard
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Welcome to Devon's Oldest Vineyard!


Latitude 50 Degrees 42 Minutes - the Exe Valley lies on an almost identical latitude with the Moselle Valley yet enjoys milder springs, and milder autumns. Steep and thickly wooded to the north as the River Exe runs off Exmoor, by the time it reaches Bickleigh the Valley opens out into a broad river plain.

Here, on steep slopes as the River turns due south in its run to the regional capital, Exeter, is our vineyard, at around 200 feet above sea level. Red Devon sandstone breaks up into shale, the hills on three sides create a natural amphitheatre where light levels are high.

In summer, early morning mists rise up from the riverbed creating a subtropical effect but burn off by midday. Even in peak summer this part of mid-Devon is sleepy and quiet, apart from the sounds of various birds of prey and corks popping in the café-winebar.

A perfect stopping off point on a long journey turning off the motorway, Bickleigh itself is a noted beauty spot with thatched pubs on the riverfront, although the best food and wine is on offer at the vineyard!

We're OPEN 11am-3pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout October, and then 11am-3pm every weekend until Xmas.

Can't get to the vineyard? Don't forget our Online Sales page, and our Many Stockists.

May 2015: New Food and Wine Club Events up

Please see our Food and Wine Club for new summer 2015 events.

Willkommen aus Deutschland

Hier ist Yearlstone - vielleicht sie haben uns in "Vinum" gefolgt Hier finden sie "Yearlstone Number 2" wein - von der Rebe "Siegerrebe" gemachen.

Und also unser Rotweiler "Timmy"! (ich glaube das er ist nicht ein Rottie.. aber ein bisschen Collie-Alsatian)

Latest Awards/Reviews

Yearlstone Vintage Brut 2010 pink awarded bronze medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014.

Yearlstone's Vintage Brut 2009 won a Bronze Medal at the Lyons International Wine Competition in April and also a Recommendation in Decanter with a score of 85+. The VB 2006 was rated joint 4th in England by La Revue du Vin. All our current range have been awarded bronzes or silvers at the English Wine of the Year competition. The current Number 2 dry white was recommended in the leading German language wine magazine Vinum as a Best Buy.

Getting to the Vineyard

Leave the M5 at Junction 27 - proceed along the link road to Tiverton. Then follow the signs for the A396 Bickleigh/Exeter for about 3 miles, then watch for the Vineyard brown tourist sign pointing up a hill. Drive up the hill (Seven Crosses Road) for about a quarter mile, bearing to the right at a junction, then 100 yards later on, turn left into the access road for the vineyard. It's clearly marked Yearlstone Vineyard. Follow on along, swoop down a concrete road, then up to the vineyard carpark. The following google map shows it nicely:


Yearlstone Webmovies

Our friend Markus Kinch of Film 41 has published several Yearlstone web movies on YouTube:

Click here for large-screen versions of all the Web Movies including Yearlstone features on TV - visits from Oz Clarke, BBC Countryfile and BBC1's "The Great British Summer".

Roger On Twitter

Roger has been tweeting for a couple of years, here we are: