Vine leaves freshly burst with a view down the slope of the vineyard on St Martin's with the sea and the Eastern Isles in the background

English Wines

Direct from the Isles of Scilly

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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, we moved to the island in 2020 to take on guardianship of this special site from Val and Graham Thomas who planted the first vines here 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

Since the first vintage was celebrated in the new millennium, St Martin's wines have been a well kept secret, exclusively available on the Isles of Scilly either direct from our cellar door or from a range of local pubs and restaurants where they perfectly accompany local produce.

In 2020, for the first time, our range of still white, rose and red wines are available for delivery to your door.

This Week on the Vineyard

We use this space to share our impressions of the vineyard as it moves through the season. We thought that the key aspects of wine tasting would be a fun basis for a sensory shapshot!

Sights

Ripe bunches of grapes; flocks of starlings flitting from field to field; green returning with the autumn rains

Sounds

Chattering starlings, gusting winds and the gentle hum of voices as autumn walkers stroll along the trackway beside the vineyard

Tastes

The sharp edge appearing in newly fermenting wine as the sugars give way to alcohol - tasting the progress is a winemakers treat!

Scents

The rich scent of Rondo grapes fermenting on their skins; the soft aromatic scent of the Siegerrebe; the sweet scent of freshly processed Seyval

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...

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