Wareside Wines began in 2005 when David and Daphne bought a barn in rural Hertfordshire and planted 800 vines in the adjacent field. Surprisingly the vines thrived and in 2008/9 the first English wine was produced. Even more surprisingly people liked the wine and we sold out each year.
However we always wanted to make red wine which is a challenge in the English climate and in 2008 we bought a small wine farm in Klaasvoogds South Africa. Sunshine is not a problem in the Western Cape and Goedvertrou Farm sits in a beautiful valley next to the Langeberg mountains. The first wines were made with grapes grown on the farm and released in 2010. A small winery was set up and we now make our own wines in a very traditional way. Our grapes our lovingly tended, low yielding for quality hand picked and bunch selected . Only the best go into the press. We use traditional methods basket pressing, open fermentation and barrel ageing with no additives to make our boutique wines and they are not released until they are ready.