Camel Valley Vineyard

Bob, Annie and Sam Lindo
Camel Valley Wines
    Wines produced
  • Red
  • White
  • Sparkling

    Vine types


  • Rondo
  • Dornfelder
  • Pinot Noir
  • White

  • Bacchus
  • Seyval Blanc
  • Reichensteiner
  • Facilities

  • Shop - see web site for opening hours
  • Winery
  • Weekday tours each afternoon- see own website for details
  • Web site with secure card facilities
    Wine makers Bob and Sam Lindo

Cornwall's most central vineyard hidden away in the beautiful Camel valley. The 7 hectare vineyard was planted by Bob and Annie Lindo in stages, starting in 1989. The climate allows them to make what is arguably the best Red wine in England. In years such as 2006, an average of 4 tonnes per acre was achieved, with the new red varieties such as Dornfelder and Rondo performing exceptionally well. The 'old' Triomphe vines were grubbed up as their yield is low, but the other older varieties, such as Reichensteiner and Seyval continues to perform well.

Nearby down the valley is the resort of Padstow ('Rick Stein country')In the years that Bob has been running Camel Valley, the reputation has spiralled constantly upwards. In 2005, Camel Valley Sparkling won a gold medal at the IWC. The reputation of Cornish wine- especially sparkling, has never been higher. Bob also makes reds and white wine, including a Bacchus that won an International Gold in 2009. The Seyval Blanc is invariably sold out before Christmas each year

Tourist Hotspot

Camel Valley is on the Camel trail for cyclists and walkers- and- if the Bodmin railway ever expands westwards, possibly for a steam train. Currently it runs a Grand Tour and tasting on Wednesdays at 5.30pm in Summer- book to avoid disappointment.Standard tours at 2.30pm.Two cottages to stay in for continued wine enjoyment.


Camel Valley Vineyards 2005 Bacchus came out the top English Vineyard in the prestigious Decanter wine awards. They also simultaneously picked up 4 awards (including a Silver medal for their 2003 sparkling Pinot Noir 'Cornwall' Brut) in the world's largest wine competition: the International Wine Challenge (IWC). Said director Sam Lindo: 'After last years IWC Gold it's amazing to come out on top in the Decanter awards and it's thanks to the everybody who works at Camel Valley Vineyard. We have proved that we can compete consistently on the international stage.'
This success was followed in 2009 by an International Gold for the Camel Valley Bacchus at the Decanter Wine Challenge. At the presentation ceremony, Bob was described as 'A legend in his own lifetime'.

Food and Wine

Pork and ApricotsPears and White winePork and prunesAlmond and cranberry flan
Photos courtesy of Bob Lindo South West region