Manstree Vineyard, 1979 - 2019
March 7th 2019
The Vineyard shop is now open for the 2019 season.
40 years young! We now have the oldest commercially productive vines in Devon.
Since Yearlstone Vineyard removed their 35 year old Madeleine Angevine vines 8 years a go, our now 40 year old Madeleine Angevine and Seyval Blanc vines are now the grand old vines in Devon!
They still produce a consistently high yielding crop of top quality grapes which we now sell as a fresh crop to other local wineries. Our policy during the last few seasons has been to sell our grapes and we are now buying in wine from these estates to sell in our shop rather than having our own Manstree wines.
Manstree vineyard occupies a warm sunny slope 1 1/2 miles from the exeter city boundary at Shillingford st George and has been producing commercial grape crops for the last 36 years.
Vines flourish in an area of the county known as 'devons frying pan' having a low summer rainfall due to the double rain shaddow effect from dartmoor and the haldon hills.
Manstree takes its name from the road that passes the farm and that of a nearby field indicating that there was once a gallows for sheep stealers and other felons, literally a man's tree.
There are currently five varieties grown on 4 1/2 acres the main 3 being Seyval Blanc, Madeleine Angevine a south west speciality vine & Siegerebbe a relation of the gewurztraminer grape.
WE ARE NOW SELLING WINE FROM OTHER WESTCOUNTRY VINEYARDS INCLUDING
2013 Yearlstone Traditional method White & Rose` sparkling wine £17.50 per bottle
2014 Yearlstone Vineyard Rose Dry - £10.00 per bottle
2016 Pebblebed Dry White Wine - £11.50 per bottle
2016 Pebblebed Red Wine - £12.50 per bottle
2017 Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve - £11.50 per bottle
2017 Sharpham Estate selection - £12.50 per bottle
Follow the brown signs to Manstree Vineyard.
We now have brown tourist signs put in place to direct people from Alphington, Exeter to the vineyard, please look out for these to help you find us!
For those with Sat Nav we have a unique post code which should help you, this is EX2 9QR.
We are open March - December Tuesday - Sunday 9.30am - 5pm. Closed on Mondays except Bank Holidays
Telephone 01392 832218 for more information