Nestled in the Vale of York, Dunesforde is a four-acre, boutique vineyard established by the Townsend family. Working in harmony with the cool climate, their aim is to produce fruit of the highest quality to make distinctive, characterful wines.
Using inspiration drawn from the vineyards in Tuscany and following a long search for the right site, planting began near the family home in Upper Dunsforth in 2016.
The land is now home to four grape varieties, all carefully selected because of their suitability to this northern location - Bacchus, Solaris, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Précoce.
Four years on, they were delighted to introduce the first harvest wines, Bacchus 2018 and Solaris 2018, available to buy online now or to enjoy at the nearby award-winning restaurant, The Yorke Arms.
In Autumn 2020, they will be releasing the first five vintage sparkling wines and due to their limited supply, you can pre-order now from their online shop.
Dunesforde commissioned this Classic Cuvée for which England is fast becoming renowned in honour of Queen Cartimandua, Queen of the North (AD43-69).
Made by traditional method using a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes harvested in the spectacular summer of 2018. This wine is rich in flavour with all the elegance one would expect from its regal association.
This single variety Solaris follows our highly sought after 2018 and 2019 vintages. Our Solaris grapes were harvested in the summer of 2020 with the best harvest indicators we have ever had, this would suggest our best ever vintage, will be from these grapes.
We estimate that we will produce only 1,000 bottles of still Solaris and these will be available for collection or delivery in July 2021.
This sparkling white has a delicate acidity, displaying citrus notes balanced with a floral aroma, elderflower impressions and a crisp finish
Only 542 individually numbered bottles produced.