Est. 1971

Deep in the Heart of England

Some Background...

Once the most northerly vineyard in the world, Astley Vineyard was established in the lush Severn Valley in Worcestershire in 1971.

The original founders, the Bache family, were visionaries of their time; planting varieties such as Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe decades before its potential in England was realised. Many of these vines still stand - including our unique 48 year old Kerner - providing us with almost unrivalled maturity and heritage.

With just 5 acres under vine, we are a boutique producer that strives to produce elegant wines full of character. Astley's main focus is on still white wines, but we also produce a sparkling made from our Kerner and occasionally a Late Harvest wine.

Jonty Daniels - a legend amongst small English wine producers - owned and crafted the vineyard's reputation for over 24 years, and so when he retired in July 2017, his mantle was passed over to the Haywood family. Sharing his vision for quality wines that exude passion and love, the family of five have a great many ideas for the future of this little vineyard.

Click here to read Cherry Constable's perspective on our story. 

It's a Family Affair

Meet the Family

Chris Haywood

Winemaker, Sales& Online

Chris's enthusiasm for life  is hard not to notice.

Fresh out of 2 years at a luxury wine shop and WSET Level 3 qualified, Chris is Astley's wine man.

Matleena Haywood

Accounts, Viticulture & Estate management

Astley's account manager, viticulturist & assistant landscape manager. A fitness and well-being fanatic with a passion for the outdoors.

Tim Haywood

Owner, Viticulture & Estate management

Astley's owner, vineyard manager, and bundle of energy and determination. A recently retired Financial Director with a passion for sustainability and nature.

Daisy Haywood

Landscape & Social Enterprise

Astley's resident Landscape Architect and artist. Daisy lends her creative eye to projects and looks after the woodland and garden. Creator of our social enterprise; The Clearing.

Bev Haywood

Owner, Business & Viticulture

Astley's jack-of-all-trades. A keen gardener, community leader, and caring mother. The lynch pin that holds everything together.

Otso Haywood

Lapphund puppy!

Otso is the latest addition to the Haywood family and vineyard team. A Finnish Lapphund puppy.

Contact us:

E: office@astleyvineyard.co.uk

Tel:  01299 822907

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ADDRESS

 

Astley Vineyard,

Hampstall Lane,

Stourport on Severn,

Worcestershire,

DY13 0RU

OPENING HOURS

Friday - Sunday: 10:30 am-4 pm

Monday-Thursday: CLOSED

Extended Christmas hours

16th-23rd December: 10am-5pm

CLOSED 24th December - 2nd January

Copyright Astley Vineyard 2019

Photography Copyright Don Fossey/Peter Goddard/Peter Lopeman 2019

Illustrations Copyright Astley Vineyard 2019 (designed by WeAreBeard)

Astley Vineyard's new shop and winery were partly funded by the LEADER programme,  administered by Worcestershire County Council, and part of The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:

Europe investing in rural areas