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Christmas wine tasting and vineyard tour gifts
We have some great wine presentation gifts and vouchers for wine tastings and vineyard tours for wine loving family and friends! please see our gifts page. see "buy wine and gifts" to purchase on line.
Corporate wine gifts
If you are wanting to thank clients or staff this Christmas perhaps you would consider giving a bottle or two of our Devon Sparkling with you own company logo and Christmas message on the label at no extra cost. Our feedback from companies that have done this has been excellent with the "sparkle" of a bottle of Champagne but from a local sustainable source! Please do email me for more information - contact
PEBBLEBED SPARKLING ROSE @ GIDLEIGH PARK
We have just received our first order to supply Gidleigh Park with our flagship Sparkling Rose - voted recently the no.1 restaurant in England by the Sunday Times. Gidleigh is home to 2 Michelin star celebrity Chef Michael Caines and a wonderful experience not to be missed. As one would expect, the dining experience is matched with one of the finest cellars in the UK, holding over 1,300 bins under the expert guidance of Master Sommelier, Edouard Oger. So its a priviledge to have Pebblebed in the Cellars.
HARVEST 2013 - Nov 2013 - all finished - a very good year!
45 tonnes of grapes - wow!
Well thats it - an amazing effort by all our helpers to bring in this huge harvest. 45 tonnes of grapes equates to about 40,000 bottles - last year we picked only 4 tonnes due to the poor weather - our previous best year was 2010 when we picked about 20 tonnes.
We could not have done this without the wonderful support and help from all over our community. In total we must have had about 500 people help us pick the grapes over the four week harvest period.
The grapes have all been pressed in our Clyst St George Winery and are in various stages of wine production from cold juice awaiting yeast addition to our pinot noir red, harvested in late September, which has gone through fermentation and is already tasting promising!
The wines will go through different wine making stages over the winter period and as it warms up in Spring we will look to bottle our still wines - our fruity dry white - our classic rose and we are very excited about our reds which due to good reviews we are for the first time making in much larger quantities. Our Sparkling wines will then go through a stage of second fermentation in bottle (classic Champagne Method) and will spend a futher 1 to 2 years resting "on lees" in our cellars before disgorging and release.
Time to light the fire and celebrate - a very good Devon Vineyard Year!
Thanks and best wishes
HOSPISCARE DEVON VINEYARD OPEN DAY - SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 10 TILL 4
Fab day - £2500 to Hospiscare Devon despite not the best weather. Thanks to everybody who came along and made the day so enjoyable.
IN THE VINEYARD - harvest all finished - next pruning mid December to mid March
IN THE WINERY - All going well - tanks all bubbling away as the fermentation process gets under way - lovely smell! all very exciting.
TOPSHAM WINE CELLAR
Summer - Autumn Opening - till 21st December.
Thursday Friday and Saturday Evenings - 5:30pm till 10pm and Saturday Lunchtimes 11am till 2pm - our usual wine tasting/drinking! and tapas -. no booking required but if you are a large group please email and we will try and reserve tables.
Vineyard and Winery Tours
Sorry Vineyard Tours now finished for the year but you are welcome to come on any of our harvesting days to see the vineyard or come into our Topsham Cellar to sample the wines.
Exeter Food Festival -What a fab weekend - we had our old french van serving Devons finest Fizz and Bigbury Bay had their usual beautiful oysters. This is our eighth year at the festival and it was great to see lots of old friends and meet many new ones - thanks for tasting and drinking Pebblebed - a big thanks also to chef Michael Caines and the Festival Committee who pulled off another great festival! - see you next year!
DECANTER MAGAZINE - ENGLISH SPARKLING TASTING - Decanter the world respected wine magazine recently held a tasting of the top English Sparkling wines and we are delighted that both our Sparkling White and Sparkling Rose have done very well - both being recommended by the magazine.
GIFTS & PRESENTS! - WINE TASTING VOUCHERS
Our wine tasting vouchers seem to be going very well as presents - available from £30 for two people - please click on the box to the left and down for more information. Vouchers are sent out with one of our information vineyard brochures by first class post. Alternatively pick up from the cellar.
NEXT FOOD FESTIVAL EVENT - Exeter Food Festival 2014 - cant wait!
FACEBOOK - NEW PAGE for vineyard, winery and cellar news and events please click here to go to the page and then "like" the page if you are on Facebook - thanks
NEW WINERY COMPLETE - our new winery is now complete and the new wines are maturing nicely!- the winery is "Carbon Neutral" with water from our own borehole and non fossil fuel heating and electric.
PEBBLEBED 2012 WINES
We have now released our 2012 white and rose - Really pleased with both wines.
Also our sparkling wines are drinking very well! - according to Suzy Atkins (Telegraph wine correspondent).
DRAGONS DEN PROJECT - PEBBLEBED PARTNER VINEYARDS
New vineyard is coming on well - many of the vines are "out" of the vine tubes and the sown clover sword is now established. Posts and wire are now completed - only 24 months until the first grapes! If you are interested in joining inthis project please contact email@example.com.
PEBBLEBEDS NEW WINERY - NATURAL WINE PRODUCTION!
We feel extremely lucky to have been able to acquire Marianne Pool Farm adjacent to our Clyst St George Vineyard. Wine tanks now stand in the old diary and the 2012 wines are maturing well. - more information
International Vineyard "twinning" project
We are progressing an idea to have an informal connection with a traditional vineyard in each of the wine growing areas of the world - This has come out of having had visits and wine tastings from a number of tradtional wine makers from around the world over the last few years in our Topsham Cellar - the idea being our "friends of Pebblebed/club Vino" members will get a warm welcome when visiting abroad and vice versa! Perhaps exchanging wines and having tastings of wines with a "story"!
We hope to explore this further over the next few months.
Introduction to Pebblebed
Pebblebed Vineyards are located near Topsham, Exeter in Devon in South West England. Our producing vineyards are managed in an environmentally sensitive way and our wines regularly win awards in national and regional competitions. We have a tasting cellar near the quay in Topsham which welcomes people to try Pebblebed wines and a range of Devon and imported wines and local tapas. From the start we have very much enjoyed sharing our passion for growing grapes and making wine in Devon and we hope the information on the following pages is of interest. Please do contact us if you need any further information. contact
STOP PRESS! - Devon rose wines beat Loire wines in competition - Pebblebed comes joint top! Full details under Pebblebed information -look left and down.
The Wine Pantry in Borough Market in London is kindly stocking our wines - fantastic spot to sample some of the best English wines!
Our Sparkling Rose was featured on Market Kitchen TV program recommended by Chef Michael Caines. Also recommended in the Sunday Times Style Magazine wine column.
HEN PARTIES/MOTHERS DAY/ WEDDING GIFTS/ BIRTHDAYS/ RETIREMENT PRESENTS - SPECIAL EVENTS - WINE TASTING VOUCHERS/ ADOPT A VINE OR ROW AND OTHER GIFTS - Please see our "buy wine and gifts" page for some interesting ideas including wine tasting vouchers £40 and "adopt a vine" gift package from £55