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Ovens Farm Vineyard

Ovens Farm Vineyard at Harrington near Louth is a beautiful vineyard in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

The vines grow in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a south-facing slope, protected from cold northerlies by a ridgeline and bank of trees (Ovens Plantation). This natural geography creates a microclimate that benefits the vines. Founder Simon White says: “Locals say that Ovens Farm is so-called due to its tendency to be just a little warmer than the surrounding area.”

The vineyard’s soils vary, with sandy loams at the top running into heavier clay soils at the bottom of the hill. Sub soils include chalk, limestone and ironstone. “Each brings something different to the wines we produce,” says Simon.

All wine is produced on-site, and there’s a small tasting room that can accommodate up to 12 people.

Ovens Farm Vineyard white wines include Bacchus (“aromatics of cut grass and lime blossom – perfect with goats’ cheese or feta”); and Solaris (“a fruit-forward rush of delicious, juicy, grapey character and citrus notes – ideal with spicy Thai dishes, prawns or lobster). Reds include Noir Precocé (“toasted oak on the nose, backed up with cherry and raspberry notes – great with grilled steak”); and Rondo (“ripe damson and blackberry fruit – excellent with deeply flavoured game”).

For details of tours and tastings, visit the Ovens Farm Vineyard website.

Recommended by Jane Tomlinson, founder, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork
Photos: Ovens Farm Vineyard

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Ovens Farm, Brinkhill Road, Harrington, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8RD
07919 320290

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  1. Avatar Rachel Clifton says:

    Just been to a wine tasting at Ovens Farm. What a wonderful experience! Best wine tasting ever and we have been to NZ and OZ for the same. Learnt lots from Simon himself and came away with lots of LOVELY wine. I highly recommend the experience and the bright , fruity but light whites, low in sulphite which is great for those of us who are sensitive to this. Complimented by great tasting local cheeses, pork pie and Haslet.

  2. Avatar Tim Street says:

    As a build up to the main tasting event, we enjoyed seeing the vineyard in situ, the well-housed processing equipment and the original decor of the tasting room. The tasting itself was well presented with, mostly local, complementary cheese and cold meats. All the 5 wines on offer (two white, one rose, and two red) were a distinctive and eminently palatable! Bacchus surprises, Solaris enhances, the Pinot Noir provides good balance and the majestically coloured Rondo confirms that we have an excellent vineyard in Lincolnshire. Tim

  3. Avatar Natalie says:

    My family and I had a brilliant day at Ovens Farm today.

    Simon was very knowledgeable and provided a very interesting and engaging tour and tasting session. My grandma, who has visited a multitude of vineyards and winerywineries around the world, commented that she learned more today than all other tours combined.

    What’s more, Simon thoroughly guided us through the tasting and even helped the previously sweet white wine drinkers to appreciate the flavours of dry and red wines alike. Consider us converted!

    Many thanks for a lovely day!

  4. Avatar Jane Tomlinson says:

    Delighted to see Ovens Farm Vineyard made the cut! I was only just enjoying a lovely glass (or two..) of their Solaris last night. Well deserved addition to the Great Food Club. Jane

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