OATLEY VINEYARD             

English Wine from Somerset

since 1989  


 Old vines, red soil

delicate dry white wines

20 years of international


Oatley is a small but ambitious Somerset vineyard, founded 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 almost every year for 20 years and 2013 was our best year yet. We were thrilled with a sought-after Silver and two Bronze Medals in the prestigious International Wine Challenge, and a mention in The Independent’s top 10 UK wines. Our 2011 Madeleine Angevine has been listed as one of only 3 English Wines at the new 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 coast, an early site that gives us harvests of consistently good quality from what are now venerable old vines. Read more>>.

We love to welcome interested visitors and show off our wines and vineyard. 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. We are members of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and aim to manage the vineyard as sustainably as possible. Read more>>

Get the latest on vineyard life from Jane's Vineblog>> and our photo gallery>> or follow day-to-day goings on by “Liking” our Facebook page  and/or following us on Twitter. You can also see our photos, gathered together as photo-boards, on Pinterest.

All Oatley wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans






Site updated 23 Apr 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.

SUMMER OPENING Apr - Oct 2014: We are open every Friday and Saturday and the whole of Bank Holiday weekends 11 am - 6pm for visits, tasting and sales. Details>>  . Other times by appointment: phone  01278 671340 or email >> . (But this Fri, 25th Apr 2014 we will not be open until 3pm - sorry, family celebration)


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.


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

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


24 Jul 2013: A Clutch of Bronze Medals - UKVA House of Commons Awards fest: Blog entry >>


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>>


13 May 2013: Wow! THREE Medals - a Silver and 2 Bronzes - against some of the best wines in the world - for the 3 wines we entered for the International Wine Challenge 2013. Our best IWC result in 21 years!  Check out our awards>>


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.”

Headlines archive here >>

OATLEY PICTURE OF THE MONTH: Apr 2014: Stillages of Madeleine Angevine 2013, just arrived back from the winery, waiting to be stacked in the winestore (JA 29 Mar 2014) Archived pics-of-the-month here >

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