The land is on the site of a medieval "grange", an outlying farm owned by the monks of Fountains Abbey a couple of miles away. The Abbey, now a World Heritage Site, in North Yorkshire, was sacked by Henry VIII as a result of a little disagreement with clerics of the day. Knowing monks reputation for liking a little tipple with dinner it is almost certain that vines would have been planted somewhere locally although the owners have yet to find any harvest records for the fifteenth century! Sutton Grange vineyard was planted in 2012 and first cropped in 2014.
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