Astley Vineyard

Today I have enjoyed a visit to Astley Vineyards, about 10 miles from us in Worcestershire but definitely a hidden gem. The Vineyard produces award winning wines and is endorsed by inclusion in Rick Stein’s Food Guide. The latest award being a Silver Medal in The Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 for Veritas 2007. Customers are encouraged to visit the vineyard shop for a free tasting and a leisurely stroll around the vineyard and beautiful valley surroundings – I shall certainly be recommending a visit to guests in the future!

Naturally I couldn’t come away empty handed – as shown in the photo – my particular favourite being the Late Harvest dessert wine made from Siegerrebe grapes.