Amber Valley Wines is pleased to announce that they have had planning permission approved to build a winery at its site in Wessington, Derbyshire, today. ┬áThe purpose built winery will hopefully be Derbyshire’s first estate winery when it is built and opened.

Barry Lewis, Director, said,

“North East Derbyshire has a proud history in the English wine revival of the last 50 years, being home to what was once the most northerly vineyard in the world for a time at Renishaw Hall, and the district looks set to continue that history by being home to its first estate winery.”

“We are keen to generate local jobs in the village or its immediate surrounds, and contribute to the local economy and add an interesting feature to village life in Wessington.”

The winery will provide over 850sq.M of floor space to produce wines, store equipment and provide a possible base for vineyard tours and cellar door wine sales. Once the winery has been constructed, an additional vineyard parcel will also be planted there, to complement the current aptly named Little Vineyard that is already there.

Duncan Mercer said,

“This is great news for us and the local economy. In many ways this is the easy part as we now embark upon the journey to securing the investment to built it.”

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