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St Martin's Vineyard

Isles of Scilly

Tours & Tastings

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

 

Our regular days are Sundays and Wednesdays with additional opening most weeks depending on the vineyard schedule. Opening times are set each Saturday here on the website - this allows us to review the boating schedule for the week and make sure our opening hours are accessible and convenient for 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!

Shepherds Huts

We built our shepherds huts by hand in a quiet corner of the vineyard - with everything you need to a self-catering week away on St Martin's, they are the ideal base from which to explore the islands.

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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

This year we will be serving the 2020 vintage - these are the very first wines produced by James and Holly after they took on the vineyard from the previous owners Val and Graham.

Wines are available exclusively on the vineyard including our two white wines as well as a red and a rose. These are available as tasting flights, wine by the glass or to purchase by the bottle (subject to availability).

Unfortunately we are not offering mail order wine at present.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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...