Giffords Hall Vineyard
Giffords Hall is a family owned vineyard planted on the site of an ancient glacial riverbed near Long Melford in Suffolk. Our sandy/clay soil produces quality grapes, high in natural sugars and acids, that lend themselves particularly well to both sparkling and dry, aromatic still wines.
The vineyard was planted around 25 years ago and the vines are now in their prime. Madeleine Angevine, Bacchus, Reichensteiner, Rondo, Pinot Noir, (both Burgundian and Precoce), and of course our Pinot Blanc, all do well on this site.
Producing Award Winning English Wines
The wines from 2015 are now drinking really well - benefitting from a great growing year in 2014. 2016 wines are due for bottling this summer. We have started our new planting programme. 3000 Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir vines had a maiden harvest in 2015 and the very pleasing results are sitting in barrel for ageing.
Vineyard Opening Hours 11am-4pm
(closed Monday, apart from Bank Holidays)
Our office is open all year round. From May to September we open our weekend al fresco cafe, though the shop is open for purchases through the office. Weekends are closed from harvest onwards. You are advised to call or email in the cold season to check our opening hours. Our online shop and office are still very much open, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries on 01284 830 799 email@example.com
Come and visit the Vineyard
We advertise regular 'cellar door' days (please see our events page for further details).
For more details on the vineyard shop & to browse the products available online click here »
Take a Private Tour
Giffords Hall Vineyard offers private group tours and parties, we have three different types to choose from. (Minimum 8 Persons)
Vineyard Guided Group Tour £16.50 Per Person
A tour of the vineyard where you will learn about the history of English Wine and why we choose the type of grapes that we grow. We also explain the trellising, pruning, harvesting and husbanding processes before taking you to our Cellar Door. Here you will enjoy a tutored tasting of 3 of our still wines and 3 liqueurs.
Vineyard Guided Group Tour With Cheese Tasting £24.50 Per Person
As above, a tutored tasting of 3 of our still wines and 3 liqueurs, but with the addition of with a cheese board from 4 local producers to compliment our wines.
Vineyard Guided Grand Group Tour £29.50 Per Person
Enjoy a glass of our Giffords Hall Sparkling Wine with the package above, and the additon of the local cheese board to compliment our wines.
All opened wines will be yours to take home. Please bring suitable footwear.
If you would like to book a tour please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour vouchers are also available to purchase on line as a gift. Please visit our 'tours and gift vouchers' section of the 'Vineyard Shop'. For individual tours (2 People) choose from either our Gold Tour with wine tasting or our Diamond Tour with wine tasting and tour accompanied by a presentation bottle of sparkling wine.