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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.

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Mile from the sea

40

Metres above sea level

2000

Vines planted

Step back from the sands and immerse yourself in the relaxed pace of Saunton Vineyard, nestled between Braunton and Saunton beach and with stunning views across the Atlantic.

 

Join us for a tour where you’ll discover how our vines and winemaking process are guided by low intervention methods to produce the finest Devonian wine. Our friendly guides will share the stories behind each bottle that reflect the unique terroir of the UNESCO biosphere reserve that surrounds the site.

 

Each tour also includes a tasting experience where you can sample three of the seven wines that are made at the vineyard and soak up the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Wine Tours

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 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the summer. Tours are £20.00 per person, friendly dogs welcome and children are free.

BOOK NOW

Private tours available by request, please email info@sauntonvineyard.com

 

If you don’t want to book a tour, you are welcome to drop by for a drink Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 5-9pm for a self guided tour. No booking necessary.

Collaborations with Local Pop-ups for Food

Join our mailing list to hear about our pop-up and other exclusive events throughout the summer.

Saunton Vineyard is very excited to be partnering with another local catering and events company, Campania Kitchen on 20th, 21st & 22nd of June. 

 

To accompany the tours, they will be providing a selection of traditional Italian Cichetti; small bites consisting of crostini with an assortment of different toppings as well as other savoury appetisers which are designed to compliment the wines you’ll be sampling at the vineyard.

 

LINK TO BOOK – Post tour Apericena

 

In the evening, Campania Kitchen will also be hosting a traditional Italian-style BBQ with locally sourced meat and fish cooked on the grill along with a selection of seasonal cold dishes and salads followed by a choice of sumptuous desserts to satisfy one’s sweet tooth.”

 

LINK TO BOOK – Sunset Supper

1

Mile from the sea

40

Metres above sea level

2000

Vines planted

 

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.