Hebron Vineyard was planted by Jemma Vickers and Paul Rolt in 2010.
Moving back to the UK after 9 exciting years converting an established vineyard into an award winning organic vineyard in Andalucia, Spain. With a young daughter and a son on the way, we felt that it was important for our children to form strong relationships with their family in the UK.
Establishing a vineyard using organic methods in West Wales presents various challenges. After many set-backs, including rabbit attack and over zealous grass growth; with determination and hard work we were delighted with Hebron Vineyard's first release in 2019, a rare Welsh red wine "1".
The sister wine of the 2018 vintage is a superlative sparkling white wine, "Silver Lining". This wine has spent an extra year in the bottle, using the 'méthode traditionnelle'. Neither of our 'Premier Cru' wines have required any interventions after the first fermentation stage. A wine master noted of our 2018 sparkling wine, "exceptional quality" and we could not agree more.
We feel that the superb unadulterated taste reflects the love and passion that goes into our work, the mineral rich terroir of the Preseli foothills and the west coast cool climate.
Our vineyards are organically maintained and although this is not the easy option, we do not feel that the use of pesticide or herbicide is necessary to produce a quality grape. We feel secure that no petro-chemical based poisons can leach into the soil and in turn be taken up by the vine and thus into the grape/wine. We strive to work within and in harmony with the ecosystem rather than attempting to radically alter and control it. All of the vines are maintained by hand from prune to training to harvest.