New owners of Astley Vineyard keen to boost its boutique credentials

24th July, 2018 by Phoebe French

Having taken over in 2017 and begun construction at the beginning of this year, the new owners of Astley Vineyard in Worcestershire, one of the oldest vineyards in the UK, have already rebranded the range and completed construction of a new winery and shop.

With the original vines planted in 1971, the new sales manager of Astley, Chris Haywood, is keen for the winery to remain boutique.

“We produce around 9,000 bottles a year – we’re commercial but only just,” he told the drinks business. “English wine is no money making machine, it’s a lifestyle, an ethos. We sell to independents and because of our size, it’s very important to us where we’re sold”.

Having worked at the vineyard for 24 years, former farm manager Jonty Daniels….

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