It all started when…
Valley Farm Vineyards were established in 1987, expanded in 1992 and sold in 2014 to the current owners - Elaine Heeler and Vanessa Tucker who relocated to Suffolk to run the Vineyard after earlier careers in the public sector. They trained at Plumpton and Myerscough respectively and undertook a 'stickability' test by cycling south through Chile in December 2012- January 2013! This was as tough as it sounds but included some wonderful wine samples! Elaine recently achieved a merit at Level 3 with WSET. In 2015 the Madeleine Angevine achieved a prestigeous UKVA (now WinesGB) gold medal, putting it in the top 10%. Now, in 2018, we are beginning to reap the rewards of 5 years hard work as we prune the well structured vines, and nurture them through the season towards harvest in October.
Our standard black poodles Anna and Georgie started the journey with us; their legacy lives on through Amber, a miniature poodle who joined us in 2016 - and who lives the dream roaming the Vineyard with us!