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St Martin's Vineyard

Isles of Scilly

Tours & Tastings

We offer self-guided tours and tasting flights of four wines which are produced right here on the vineyard.

 

Opening days and times for the week ahead are announced each Saturday here on the website - this allows us to review the weather forecast and boating schedule for the week and make sure our opening hours coincide with sunshine (where possible) and are accessible to day-visitors from St Mary's and the other islands.

Follow the link below to find out more about your visit and for this week's opening times!

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The Vineyard

On south-facing slopes, a stone's throw from the sea, lies St Martin's Vineyard - a unique coastal vineyard and winery working towards organic production of white, red and rose wines.

The Winemakers

Leaving behind the landlocked Midlands, James and Holly moved to the island of St Martin's in 2020 to take on guardianship of this special vineyard which was first planted here back in 1996. 

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Blue sky and blue sea around a sandy beach with rocky outcrops - this is Great Bay on St Martins, Scilly

St Martin's, Scilly

The Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall - once you reach Land's End, simply keep going! St Martin's is one of the smaller inhabited islands boasting stunning sandy beaches, unique flora and wildlife, and outstanding local produce.

Biodiversity and Organic Production

The vineyard is a haven for wildlife including rare arable flora, Scilly shrews and a thriving songbird population. After years of minimal inputs, we are taking the next step towards Organic certification in 2020.

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Our Wines

We are currently serving the 2019 vintage for our tasting flights. This includes the single variety Orion and Seyval blanc wines as well as the Pinot, the Rosé and the Reserve which is an easy-drinking off-dry blend of Reichensteiner and Siegerrebe grapes.

Wines are currently only available in tastings or by the glass to be enjoyed here on the vineyard - as a small boutique producer, we have small batches of unique wines so availability will vary with supply.

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St Martin's Reserve (2020 Vintage)

This wine is a special blend of our Siegerrebe and Reichensteiner varieties. The soft blush colour comes from the ruby-red Siegerrebe grapes which also impart the delicious passion-fruit flavour so characteristic of this wine. The style is off-dry and easy-drinking with notes of apricot and lychee.

Framed by vineyard wildflowers including dandelion, hawkweed, creeping buttercup and yellow rattle.

Available 2022

Views from the Vineyard

If you head over to our Instagram page, you can follow the vineyard as we move through the seasons. Below are some of our recent highlights...

St Martin's Rosé (2020 Vintage)

This wine is truly unique - primarily produced from the Regent grape variety, we have also included a splash of the dessert grape Black Hamburg which comes from a 100-year old vine here on the island. This dry rosé has hints of caramel, toffee and strawberry on the nose, with bold black cherry and almond flavours.

Framed here by vineyard wildflowers including fumitory, wild rose, bindweed, white clover and sheep's sorrel.

Available 2022
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St Martin's Red (2020 Vintage)

This delicious, fruity red is produced from the Rondo grape variety which ripens beautifully with long days of Scillonian sunshine. With lots of juicy dark fruit flavours and a long, smooth finish, the flavour profile will continue to develop as the wine matures.

Framed by vineyard wildflowers including foxglove, clover, dove's foot cranesbill, Yorkshire fog and red campion.

Available 2022

St Martin's White (2020 Vintage)

This wine is primarily produced from Orion with a hint of Madeleine Angevine also in the blend. This is an elegant, dry white with flavours of citrus and green apple and a smooth crisp finish.

Framed here by vineyard wildflowers including ox-eye daisy, white clover, wild rose, mouse-ear, common hogweed and Yorkshire fog.

Available 2022
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Views from the Vineyard

If you head over to our Instagram page, you can follow the vineyard as we move through the seasons. Below are some of our recent highlights...