English Wine Pop-Up Shop

As the first month of 2015 draws to close (already!) we’ll be opening the doors of the registered office of Amber Valley Wines for a pop-up shop event in conjunction with out sister website The English Wine Shop.

We’ve been running a January Sale on the site for English Wine all month and with the stock that is left  – we’ll be selling in a traditional retail shop style, so no delivery costs etc.  Just come along browse the wines and buy as you fancy.  Most of the wines will be discounted by the 15% January Sale amount so it’ll be well worth a visit.

SATURDAY 31st JANUARY – The address is 51 Brook Street, Heage, BELPER, Derbyshire, DE56 2AG – we’ll be open just for 2 hours 1pm – 3pm.  More info available CLICK HERE

As for the vineyard and the works – we’re trying to hold off on our pruning as late as we can so we can try & avoid any frosts on the newly pruned canes.

We’re just over a month away from heading into the lab to taste test and make alterations to the base wine – of our very first vintage – which is just too exciting!

We have also started initial plans on a very exciting project for 2015 which could reach out nationwide – if you’re in a position to consider corporate sponsorship, then please drop us a line at the following email address and we’ll be in touch with more information about the event & whats on offer, perhaps you’re the boss of a major international company in Derbyshire or a supportive local business – this really is a great opportunity.

Email Duncan for details : duncan@ambervalleywines.co.uk

We’re just finalising the dates for the public tours & tastings and we’ll have more info on those ASAP watch this space we expect them to start around May this year.

That’s it for now but if you want some hints on the wines to buy this Saturday – I strongly recommend the following :

Bolney Pinot Gris

Bolney Cuvee Rose

Three Choirs English House Medium / Dry

Bolney Rose

Great wines but there all good to be honest.


Duncan & Barry

Too Long

We will be releasing out very first vintage in 2015 – a still white and a still pink, these bottles should be available in May this year.  

It’s also going to be a big year for the other side of our business The English Wine Shop – we hope to making a very big announcement soon about an exciting new event that we hope will be this year.  English Wine sales in 2015 have been predicted to smash through the £100 million barrier, so I guess we’re releasing our first wines in the right year.

So what’s happening in the vineyard right now?  Well we have a shed that will be erected in the next couple of weeks to keep us and our wonderous team of volunteers warm during the cold months.  We’ll get some pictures on here as soon as they’re ready.

We’re delaying our pruning this year to help against any frost damage the later we can prune the better, so we’ll be looking at March / April time for the pruning – if you fancy a couple of hours in the vineyard then make sure you let us know and we’ll contact you with dates & times.

We’ll be ordering the materials for the rest of the trellising work this month as well – so plot 1 at Doehole will be fully complete by this summer.

Don’t forget The English Wine Shop has it’s January sale on right now until Saturday 31st – there’s some great wines available at great prices so if your wine rack is looking a little sad after the festive period or you’re planning your wine revival after the January Dryathalon then make sure you head over there & bag yourselves a bargain. www.englishwineshop.co.uk

That’s it for now – but we promsie they’ll be more info on here from us this year, it’s a big year and we intend to make it a great one.


Duncan & Barry