Stuart and Elizabeth Smith|
YORK YO60 7LS
Tel 01653 658507
Viticulturalist Stuart Smith among the vines
Ryedale Vineyard, planted in 2006, consists of 7 acres- with about 4 acres on an organic holding and 3 acres of conventional vineyard on a separate site. Both are in the area between York and Malton in North Yorkshire. It is the most northerly commercial vineyard, being further north than both Leventhorpe and Yorkshire Heart.|
The soils are sandy loam on the conventional site and a heavier loam on the organic.
The organic site is planted with a variety of new hybrids 1000 Regent, 1000 Solaris, 1000 Rondo, 600 Phoenix and 500 Seyval. The 3 acres non organic have Ortega, Rondo and Siegerrebe. Trial batches of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Bacchus have also been planted. The sites are in two south facing fields situated near Malton in Ryedale. Red, white and sparkling will be produced, and eventually the vineyard will be open to the public.