Multiple award-winning winemaker Kieron Atkinson uses grapes grown and hand-picked at the historic vineyard at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire to make his award winning wines. The fruit travels only a handful of miles to be turned in to wine - no imports or exports occur, and all the wines are crafted and monitored by Kieron personally, until ready for sale. Renishaw Hall wines are multiple medal-winning, with accolades including the Decanter World Wine Awards and IWSC.
The range of award winning wines include a sparkling white, sparkling rosé, and still red, white and rosé wines. There is also a Pét Nat, a 100 % ‘Wild Wine’ which is created using no additions and wild fermentation.
Pick up the wines at outlets across the Peak District, including Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Peak District Deli, Mitchells Wine Merchants, and from the Visitor Centre at Renishaw Hall itself, as well as online via www.englishproject.co.uk
Ex- Army officer Kieron retrained as a wine maker at Plumpton, the UK’s only university of wine, before taking on Renishaw Hall Vineyard in 2010. Today he offers vineyard tours throughout the open season, where visitors can enjoy exploring one of the country’s oldest producing vineyards, which was once the most northerly in the world!
All vineyard tours include tasting a range of the award -winning wines as well as learning about making wine and the English wine industry. Tours are on selected Sundays between April and October, with private tours available throughout the year. Book on a vineyard tour at www.englishwineproject.co.uk/product-category/tours-events/
Before or following a vineyard tour, visitors can enjoy lunch or morning coffee / afternoon tea available at the Café at Renishaw Hall.
To find out about private tours, including for businesses, contact Kieron@englishwineproject.co.uk or visit www.englishwineproject.co.uk
We look forward to seeing you at the region’s award winning vineyard soon!
- On-site catering
- Parking with charge
* Vineyard tours are at noon and 2pm on the following Sundays throughout the year:
13th & 27th Sept
Cost: £12.50 per person, (under 16s go free)
To book please visit tours page of www.englishwineproject.co.uk or for wine orders visit the ‘wines’ section of the same website
Map & Directions
From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A6135 (signposted Renishaw). Follow road for approx 2 miles, passing through village of Renishaw. Pass Sitwell Arms Hotel on right and follow road for just under a mile, turning left onto B6053. Take first left turning onto drive to Hall. From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South. From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest train station Chesterfield 8½ miles away
Bus number 70 or 72 from Chesterfield town centre twice per hour