Welcome to Oatley
English Wine from Somerset since 1989
HAND TENDED, ECO-FRIENDLY
We make just two wines most years, and maybe mature a little in our single barrique.
We planted our vines in 1986 (with spades!) on a gentle SE slope of red soil between the Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel: a warm, favoured, secluded site that reliably gives us good quality grapes. We harvest by hand with family, friends and volunteers. Usually we make just two dry, white varietal wines each year and mature one barrique’s worth in oak, giving a special, limited-edition oaked wine in addition.
Our wines are sought-after, consistently winning international and national awards.
After 30 years of low-intervention, eco-friendly husbandry, Oatley is full of wildlife: the countryside as it used to be. We take sustainability seriously.
Iain and Jane Awty
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A SMALL, FAMILY-RUN, ECO-FRIENDLY VINEYARD IN THE SOMERSET COUNTRYSIDE
Old vines, red west country soil, wines that have been winning international awards for 25 years
We love to welcome interested wine-lovers. Summer open days are over for 2018 but you can buy wine at the vineyard if we are here, and we usually are..
All our wines are OK for vegetarians and vegans
(never fined with animal products)
All our wines have been awarded the top quality marque "English Wine PDO"