Polmassick, St. Ewe
St. Austell, PL26 6HA
Tel: (01726) 844427
Cornwall's first commercial vineyard
Sample Cornwall's first estate vintage at source, deep in the Cornish countryside. Look round the vineyard of established and new vines. Walk through a beautiful valley of ancient pasture. Taste a glass of Cornish sunshine in a flowery all-weather wine garden.
English wine is not new, The Romans introduced the vine and the art of its transformation to wine ancient Britain. Vineyards continued in Southern England under the Celts, and flourished after 1066 in the monasteries. When these were dissolved by Henry VIII, wine-making outside the big country estates ceased.
By the 1960's English vineyards were reviving, and in 1978 the first such vineyard in Cornwall was planted, at Polmassick. Here in a sheltered inland valley the steep south-facing slope and coarse stony ground combine to produce conditions in which our grapes develop a distinctive Cornish flavour.
* Wine by the glass during opening hours. * Off-licence sales at all times throughout the year. *
* Refreshments available in the wine garden. * Picnic area - dogs welcome on a lead. *
* Free car park. * Guided tours available evenings by appointment. *
* Vines for sale and free planting advice. *
From St. Austell. follow the Mevagissey road (B3273) as for Heligan Gardens. Pass Heligan, take next right signed Polmassick / St. Ewe. Go straight through St. Ewe and at bottom of hill the Vineyard is signed at the crossroad.
From Truro, Polmassick is signed on the B3287 (after Tregony).
Last weekend in May to last weekend in September
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