The winner of the Ragdale Hall competition has been announced. Please see the competitions page.
We are re-branding ourselves as Rothley Wine Estate. Kingfishers’ Pool vineyard was getting confused with hot tub companies!!! Kingfishers’ Pool still exists, as does Rothley Wine Ltd, but the new name allows us to be more specific to our geography. We are keeping the kingfisher logo.
The two acre vineyard (0.3 hectare under vine) is located in the village of Rothley. http://www.leicestershirevillages.com/rothley/ between the Rothley Court Hotel and the steam railway station.The boutique winery installed new equipment to ensure quality production and comply with relevant standards. We can accommodate small groups of up to eight in our conservatory tasting room.
We are getting known in English wine circles, see http://greatbritishwine.com/wineries/rothley-wine-estate/
Review by Leicestershire wine blogger Laura Hadland http://extremehousewife.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/english-wine-rothley-wine.html#comment-form and an account of our 2015 harvest by Brigg Ferrier of Geo Hill Ltd on http://www.georgehill.co.uk/frame-home.htm
The Leicester Mercury ran an half page article on 4th July 2015 http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Leicester-vineyard-wins-national-awards-wines/story-26821438-detail/story.html and the Loughborough Echo soon after http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/vineyard-scoops-two-national-accolades-9831728?utm_content=buffer9bcc2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
De Montfort University featured us and our volunteers on our website http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2015/july/awards-success-for-liz-and-her-bunch-of-dmu-grape-crushers.aspx
and view back copies of the Rothley Post: