Welcome

A warm welcome to Renishaw Hall and Gardens.

Whether you are a first time or seasoned visitor, Renishaw Hall is a truly beautiful place to visit.

Renishaw has been in my family for nearly 400 years and generations of Sitwells have made their mark on the architecture, gardens and wider estate which comprise Renishaw and so much of what you see on your visit. I hope you will thoroughly enjoy your time at Renishaw now it is under my care and still very much a family home.

We look forward to seeing you!

Contact Information

Vineyard

Renishaw Hall’s vineyard was planted by Alexandra Sitwell’s father, the late Sir Reresby, in 1972. Up until 1986 it was certified the most northern vineyard in the world, 53 degrees 18 minutes north.

 

A vineyard tour at Renishaw gives you a fascinating insight into the running of the vineyard and the cycle of wine making. Kieron Atkinson, our award-winning winemaker, takes the tours around the vineyard which include sampling the superb, medal-winning still and sparkling wines we produce. Please see opposite for the latest public tour dates, which take place on selected Sundays during the main open season, at noon and 2pm.

 

Tours cost £12.50 per person and last approximately an hour and a half, including wine tasting. Pre-booking essential. Find out more and book your tour places at www.englishwineproject.co.uk

 

Private tours for groups of 12 and over can also be booked – perfect for group outings, birthday parties and special occasions.  To book a public or private group tour, contact Kieron Atkinson at kieron@englishwineproject.co.uk.

 

If you are looking for a unique gift idea, why not buy a vineyard tour voucher? These downloadable vouchers mean you can print and give as a special gift. All the recipient needs to do is then contact Kieron and book their place on a tour! See more and order gift vouchers here

Vineyard 2020 Tour Dates, at noon & 2pm:

  • 17th May
  • 7th June
  • 28th June
  • 19th July
  • 13th September
  • 27th September

Where to buy Renishaw Wine

Renishaw Hall’s award-winning wines are on sale in the Visitor Centre, which is open Monday to Sunday during the open season, or call 01246 432310 out of season. You can also enjoy a glass or two with your meal at the Café at Renishaw Hall, open Wednesday to Sunday and BH Mondays from mid March to end Sept. The wines are also available on line at http://www.englishwineproject.co.uk

Wine Tasting Notes

Walled Garden White

Appearance – water white in appearance with flashes of gold

 

Aroma – gooseberry, peach, orange and lemon zest

 

Taste – smooth soft mouth feel – hints of orange and citrus fruit

 

Conclusion – nicely balanced fresh acidity balanced with English summer fruit, a UKVA award winner two years in a row, more awards are sure to follow. Decanter Bronze

Classic Red

Appearance – Bright cherry red

 

Aroma – Fresh red fruits of cherries and strawberries, hints of liquorice and pepper

 

Taste – Soft ripe tannins combine with an attack of soft summer fruits of cherry and raspberry.

 

Conclusion – a lingering finish that fills the mouth with fruit and a balanced tannic aftertaste.

Walled Garden Rosé

Appearance – Bright salmon pink

 

Aroma – vibrant strawberries, raspberries and ripe red apple

 

Taste – Rich, ripe fruit, balanced with great acidity

 

Conclusion – A crowd pleaser loved by all that try it!

White Sparkling

Appearance – fine small bubbles and light mousse with a light straw hue

 

Aroma – hints of lemon zest and brioche

 

Taste – firm acidity provides great structure to a young vibrant clean sparkling wine with hints of citrus and freshly baked biscuits.

 

Conclusion – The 2011 won a Decanter World Wine award and this is equally as good if not better – buy it now to avoid disappointment.