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Saunton Vineyard is a boutique vineyard in North Devon, situated between the beautiful hamlets of Lobb and Saunton. The vineyard is planted on south-west facing slopes, with uninterrupted views over Braunton Burrows and the North Devon coast, and a stone’s throw from the beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough.

Established in 2019, we have planted non-traditional red and white grape varieties to produce still, sparkling and pet nat styles of English wine. Working with nature, the aim is to keep the vineyard as wild and low intervention as possible. All of the wine is produced on-site, which means we can produce small, craft batches of wine and play around with individual styles to suit the conditions and harvest.

1

Mile from the sea

40

Metres above sea level

2000

Vines planted

Tours and Tastings

We run regular tours and tastings at Saunton Vineyard and Winery, where you will have a chance to sample three of our wines. Tours run at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm on scheduled days and are £15.00 per person, friendly dogs welcome, children are free.

 

If you don’t want to book a tour, you are welcome to drop by between 5-9pm for a self guided tour on any of the dates below. No booking necessary. We have seven wines available to try. Either enjoy a flight of wines, or alternatively you can buy by the glass or bottle, have a wander round the vineyard and enjoy the view.

 

Please allow approximately 1hr for the tour. Guests are welcome to stay around afterwards and enjoy the wines. To book a tour, select a date/time from the list below and follow the link. 

 

Sat 30th March, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 30th March, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 30th March, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 6th April, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 6th April, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 6th April, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 13th April, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 13th April, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 13th April, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 20th April, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 20th April, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 20th April, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 25th May, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 25th May, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 25th May, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 1st June, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 1st June, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 1st June, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sun 2nd June, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sun 2nd June, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sun 2nd June, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 15th June, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 15th June, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 15th June, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sun 16th June, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sun 16th June, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sun 16th June, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 13th July, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 13th July, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 13th July, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sun 14th July, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sun 14th July, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sun 14th July, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Fri 19th July, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Fri 19th July, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Fri 19th July, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 20th July, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 20th July, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 20th July, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Fri 26th July, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Fri 26th July, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Fri 26th July, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 27th July, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 27th July, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 27th July, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Fri 2nd Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Fri 2nd Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Fri 2nd Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 3rd Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 3rd Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 3rd Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Fri 9th Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Fri 9th Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Fri 9th Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 10th Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 10th Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 10th Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Fri 16th Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Fri 16th Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Fri 16th Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 17th Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 17th Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 17th Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Fri 23rd Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Fri 23rd Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Fri 23rd Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 24th Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 24th Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 24th Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Fri 30th Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Fri 30th Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Fri 30th Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

Sat 31st Aug, 12:30 – 14:00, tour and tasting

Sat 31st Aug, 14:00 – 15:30, tour and tasting

Sat 31st Aug, 15:30 – 17:00, tour and tasting

 

INTEGRATING NATURE AT THE VINEYARD

Our ethos in the vineyard – and the winery – is to work closely with nature. We are fortunate in many ways with our location. The combination of proximity to the coast, height above sea level and sea breezes, reduce the threat of frost and disease. We also actively encourage re-wilding; the abundance of wildlife in the area is incredible, and we want to see this continue to flourish. We don’t spray herbicides or insecticides, instead we encourage under-vine crops which offset the vigour of the vines.

 

In the wines, we prefer to harness the wild yeasts, which are present in the air and on the grapes from the nearby Braunton Burrows, the UNESCO-designated biosphere, which is home to more than 470 species of plants. Where possible, all ferments start outside of the winery using the natural yeast, bringing added complexities to the flavours of the wines.

Learn about the wines
BEAUTIFUL NORTH DEVON

North Devon is famous for its areas of outstanding natural beauty, with over 170 square kilometres of AONB, predominantly along the coastline. The area stretches from Combe Martin in the East, to the Hartland Peninsula in the west. This diverse landscape offers sandy and pebbly beaches; cliffs, rugged coastline; and sand dunes; rivers and waterfalls, thus creating a unique ecosystem of wildlife and plant species, some of which are exclusive to this area.

 

‘World Surfing Reserve status’ was awarded to North Devon in 2022, an internationally coveted designation recognising this unique surfing ecosystem and helping to protect it from future developments and pollution. It is the first place in the UK to receive the title and only the second in Europe.