Jul 072015

We are holding a fruit open day, at which you can explore our range of over one hundred fruit and nut trees, and taste and buy fruit in season. This is on Sunday 23 August 1-5pm. Tours every hour. As well as a range of apples, pears, plums etc, we also have unusual fruits, like […]

Jul 052015

Yes it has happened again!. The Orion 2013 has been awarded a silver medal by the UKVA in its annual UK competition. This goes to show that theĀ  organic approach does give excellent quality. There were 327 wines entered in the competition with only 78 vineyards being awarded gold or silver awards. The Orion wine […]

Jun 072015

We had a great day celebrating the English Wine Week with over 50 people turning up for a free tour and a chance to sample all our wines. The weather suddenly improved with the sun coming out on the dot of midday. When setting things up I did have a surprise when I moved a […]

May 162015

Yet again Quoins Vineyard has won a major award. This time we have won a Decanter World Wine bronze award for the 2013 Orion white wine. Now in its 12th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine experts from around the […]

Apr 012015

The first open day is planned for Sunday 31st May 12th noon till 4:30pm. The vineyard will be open free to the general public to come in and taste the wines, join a guided tour of the vineyard and have the opportunity to buy the wines at farm gate prices. This is during English Wine […]

Mar 222015

The season has well and truly started with the first hen party of the season. Twenty of us tried the old and new vintages around a blazing campfire and BBQ. Interesting to hear that the preferred wine of the afternoon was the Madeleine Angevine 2013 rather than the Orion favoured by Waitrose. Quoins also had […]

Feb 102015

The cold and frosty mornings are great for getting to grips with the pruning and we have been getting a number of them recently. Just plug in the MP3 and away we go. Just about finished the Madeleine Angevine and the Rondo, with the Orion still to go so I should be finished by the […]

Dec 162014

Well, it’s good to be back after an extended walking holiday in Greece. From May to November we walked the length of Greece from the Prespa Lakes in the north to the seashore in Kalamata. Jane will be writing it all up on a blog which will be posted soon. It was strange to be […]

Jan 062014

Just to let you all know but I shall be taking a few months off next summer, so we won’t be able to organise any open days/tour groups/hen parties for next summer apart from those already booked for April and early May. The wine will still be available though from the usual outlets (Waitrose stores […]

Nov 292013

We had a bumper crop of 5,700 kg of grapes which is the equivalent of 9 tonnes/ha and should give us in excess of 4,000 bottles of wine. The Rondo did exceptionally well. The grapes are now being processed by Roy Cook at Sedlescombe Organic Winery, as Mumfords are now scaling down their operations. Many […]