Mallard Point Vineyard & Distillery
Andy and Fi first dreamt of owning a vineyard and distillery while touring Australian wineries in their 20s. Two decades later, their vision became a reality in Rutland. They named it Mallard Point after the Mallard steam train, which became the world’s fastest in 1938, hitting 126mph at Essendine station.
Mallard Point Vineyard & Distillery is home to 14,500 cool-climate vines – first planted in 2019 – producing Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunièr, Sauvignac and Cabernet Jura grapes. Mallard Point wines are naturally fermented with wild yeast. The distillery, meanwhile, uses natural mineral water drawn from an aquifer below the Church Farm to make London Dry Gin, Pinot Noir Gin and English Rosé Gin.
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