since 1989 


 Old vines, red soil

delicate dry white wines

20 years of international awards

Oatley is a small but ambitious Somerset vineyard, founded (by us) in 1986, deep in the West of England countryside, just west of Cannington on mineral-rich, red Quantock soil. We specialise in authentic, usually fully-dry white wines that reflect the year, the “terroir” and our two vine varieties, Madeleine Angevine and Kernling, a Riesling-cross. We use only our own single-vineyard grapes. Each new vintage is eagerly awaited by our many regular customers. You can order online>> by the case, including mixed cases. Learn more about our wines >> and check out current releases and prices>>.

We have won international awards nearly every year for 20 years . Last year was our best yet with a Silver and two Bronze Medals in the International Wine Challenge, a Bronze in the Decanter World Wine Awards, a mention in The Independent’s top 10 UK wines and a listing at the prestigious Oliver Peyton restaurant at The Keepers House, Royal Academy, London. List of our Awards here >>.

We're on a warm, sheltered, gentle SE slope between the Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel, an early site that gives harvests of consistently good quality from what are now venerable old vines. Read more>>.

We love to welcome interested visitors. It's a peaceful spot to while away an hour or bring a picnic. Visiting and tasting are free and you can buy wine by the glass, bottle and case. Find out more on our Visit page>>.

The vineyard is rich in wildlife. A glimpse of the countryside as it used to be. Read more>>

The latest on vineyard life from Jane's Vineblog>>. Or “Like” our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter. You can also see our photos, gathered together as photo-boards, on Pinterest.

Iain and Jane Awty


All Oatley wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans






Site updated 16 Aug 2014


See Jane’s Vineblog for more-regular news updates, and our Facebook page>> and Twitter feed>> for day-to-day goings on at the vineyard. Lots of images  in our Gallery but check out our Pinterest boards >> too.

NEW RELEASE: 16 Aug2014: Our 2013 Barrel Matured Madeleine Angevine. Only 254 bottles made, each hand-numbered. Everyone who has tasted it pre-release has ordered some! Details on our Shop page>>

VINTNERS HALL AWARDS: 22 Jul 2014: UKVA awards ceremony, blogpost >>

INTERNATIONAL MEDALS: 25 Jun 2014: Entered just our current two mainstay wines, Leonora’s 2011 and Elizabeth’s 2012 in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. Delighted that in today’s  medal tables both got Bronze Medals.

SILVER MEDAL 10 Jun 2014: English and Welsh Wine of the Year results out today. English wine industry’s main home competition. Hooray! Medals for both the wines we entered, our two 2013s. Silver for our newly-released Jane’s 2013 and Bronze for our not-quite-ready Leonora’s 2013.

SUMMER OPENING Apr - mid-Sep 2014: We are open every Friday and Saturday and the whole of Bank Holiday weekends 11 am - 6pm for visits (NB EXCEPT 23-24 Aug), tasting and sales. Details>> .  Other times by appointment: phone  01278 671340 or email >> .


21 Aug 2013: Oatley “Jane’s 2011” listed at prestigious Royal Academy “The Keeper’s House” new restaurant. And also at Peyton and Byrne’s Covent Garden bakery.

2013: OUR 25th VINTAGE

Kernling harvest 27 Oct 2013blog>>, photos>>.

Madeleine Angevine harvest 29 Sep 2013 blog>>, photos>> lovely Western Daily Press feature here>>.


15 May 2013: Our “Leonora’s 2010” features at No 7 in yesterday’s Indy’s list of  “England’s Top Ten Domestic  Wines” ! Pic here>>


18 Jun 2012: Oatley in South Africa Wine News:  here>> (opens in new window) ...”If wine was about place, then Oatley offers a glimpse of England as it was two hundred years ago.”


Aug 2014. Lots of these in the vineyard 7 Aug. Seem to be feeding on the newly trimmed, previously strimmed stems of nettles under the high-trained vines. Now know it’s a  female common darter, Sympetrum Striolatum. Experts out there have spoken. Thank you @suzumibaci and @RathfinnyRich! (Photo JA, 7 Aug 14) Archived pics-of-the-month here >

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