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.
Join us on a virtual tour of the vineyard....
Producing Award Winning English Wines
The wines from 2016 are now drinking really well - benefiting from a great growing year in 2015. The 2017 vintage is all bubbling away in the winery and the wines are due for bottling in March 2018. 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 to be released in 2018. This years vendage has been racked and is now ageing on its lees in our lovely French Oak barrels.
Our wines have received many awards and trophies over the years including the Waitrose trophy for most outstanding rose and National English Wine Trophy for our Bacchus.
Come and visit the Vineyard
Our popular vineyard tours are available as gift vouchers for special occasions, private group tours and larger grand tours.
We advertise regular 'cellar door' days (please see our events page for further details).
Meet the Team
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Giffords Hall on Saturday and, on behalf of everyone, would appreciate it if you could forward our thanks to Linda and Guy for giving us such a warm welcome and such an informative visit and tasting.
The group were suitably inspired and impressed to learn that it is not only sparkling wines that are excelling. Your wines are just getting better and better.......... and the 'Mad Angey' was a particular favourite!
With very best wishes