Tricky to anticipate harvest date because the grapes make the decision! Anyway, we anticipate:

  • Friday 23 Sept SOLARIS (picking only)
  • Saturday 24th Full SOLARIS harvest with treading and pressing
  • Friday 30 Sept SIEGERREBE (picking only)
  • Saturday 1st Oct Full harvest SIEGERREBE with treading and pressing
  • Friday 14 Oct RONDO (picking only)  
  • Saturday 15th Oct Full RONDO harvest with treading and pressing

10am start on Fridays and 9am starts on Saturdays. Volunteer information here Round Robin – Volunteer Information-16Sept16

For the science buffs here is the brix (sugar reading) chart KP-Pre-Harvest-Brix-Record-19Sept16

Please get in touch if you are interested. We need to know who is coming to make catering arrangements. Email: rothleywine@btinternet.com

Here is a photo from last year.


Over the moon!

Our new pink sparkling wine, Noble Purpose, won a silver medal at the Mercian Vineyards Association Competition yesterday. The grapes were grown by us and then made into sparkling wine by the Halfpenny Green Team. When you look at their impressive trophy haul yesterday, it is apparent what a talented and dynamic team they all are. We are certainly delighted by the taste of the new wine!


We are also pleased with the classic style label from BS labels, which is the first time we have had gold hot foil used.

Needle and Pin

King Richard is suitably cool in the wine fridge at The Needle & Pin micropub (The Rushes, Loughborough) having been delivered there less than a week ago. He is clearly appreciated in this popular micropub, judging by the sales figures. I had better get some KR-fridge-Needle&Pinmore bottles labelled!

Day 88

Stopped raining apart from occasional drizzle. Builders opened pack of slabs – wrong ones have been sent!! Unable to complete second wheelchair ramp. So, earth moving done instead to raise ground height in line with first wheelchair ramp. Added bonus – the awful ruts have been covered up.

Day 87 Even more rain

Day 87: Rain and more rain… Why can I never manage to photograph rain coming down? Well today, profuse rain and flash floods. Builders unable to work on the wheelchair ramp. Tiling on store room sink done instead. Will wheelchairs ever be able to roll around our vineyard without sinking?