Stanlake Park Vineyard

Stanlake Park Wine Estate

Peter and Annette Dart
Stanlake Park
TWYFORD Berks
RG10 0BN
Tel: 01189 340176
Fax: 01189 320914
Stanlake Park web site

    Grapes

    • Chardonnay
    • Schonburger
    • Seyval Blanc
    • Triomph d'Alsace
    • Gewurztraminer

Wines produced

  • Red wines
  • Brut style wines
  • White
  • Sweet white
  • Sparkling
  • Single varietals
    Wine maker Vince Gower

    Facilities

  • Winery
  • Walled garden vineyard
  • Shop Open every day.
  • Monday-Saturday 11am to 5pm
  • Sundays 12 Noon-5pm
  • Stanlake Manor dates from the 15thCentury and was once part of the Windsor Great Estate. History has it that King Charles II stayed in the manor to rendezvous with Nell Gwynne at the local "Dog and Badger". It was the Leighton family home from 1952 to 2005, but it was not until 1979 that Jon Leighton returned from living in Australia and realised its potential for grape growing. Valley Vineyards, as it was then known, became one of the largest makers of wine in England, with a wine making service for nearly 20 vineyards.

    In 2005, the estate was acquired by Peter and Annette Dart who have expanded and improved the facilities. The vast majority of wine is sold from the vineyard shop. The walled garden produces a rare English example of the Gewurztraminer grape, and the wine is always rated highly in competitions

    Stanlake Park has around a dozen of their own wines which are award-winning and are available to buy on our website or via the Cellar shop at the Vineyard, which is open every day. You will find white, rosť and red wines. Their 'method traditionelle' sparkling wines are often compared in quality to Champagne. They also supply many different snacks for purchase, either to take away or enjoy in the beautiful vineyard gardens.


    The vineyard is on the B3018, half a mile south of Twyford.

    Getting to Stanlake Park

      From London
    1. Leave M4 at Junction 8/9 and follow M404 to its junction with the A4. Turn left towards Reading. After about 6 miles, turn LEFT into Twyford. At the traffic lights in the centre of the town, turn Lefy and go over the railway bridge. At the next mini-roundabout, go straight on and Stanlake Park Estate in about half a mile on your left.
      From the West
    2. Leave the M4 at Junction 10and proceed twards Reading along the M329. Take the junction for READING/A4 and turn right (Eastwards) along the A4. After aboutr 3-4 miles, fork right into Twyford. At the traffic lights in the centre of the town, turn right. Go on for about a mile along this road and Stanlake Park is on your left.
      By train
    3. Get a Thames Trains stopping service at Paddington or Reading to Twyford. The vineyard is about a mile from the station. Go out of the station and turn right, then right again on the main road. Go straight along this road, past a mini-roundabout and keep walking. There is a footpath on the left hand side of the road.Taxis are also available from the station

    Food and Wine

    Bean and Bacon SaladPeaches in Pinot NoirPork and prunesAlmond and cranberry flan
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