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 49 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Otso Haywood

Lapphund  welcome service

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




Tel:  01299 822907

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Astley Vineyard,

Hampstall Lane,

Stourport on Severn,


DY13 0RU

Copyright Astley Vineyard 2021

Photography Copyright Don Fossey/Peter Goddard/Peter Lopeman 2021


Currently closed due.

Reopening May.

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

Illustrations Copyright Astley Vineyard 2021 (designed by WeAreBeard)