Lobbster Plot Vineyard

A boutique vineyard in North Devon situated in the beautiful hamlet of Lobb near Braunton.

The vineyard is planted on south-west facing slopes with uninterrupted views over Braunton Burrows and the North Devon coast, a stones throw from the famous surfing beaches at Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough
Trimming around the fruit trees
saunton sands beach

About

Established in 2019, we chose North Devon because of our love for the area and the breath taking scenery which make it so special.

North Devon is the same latitude as the south-east of England where the majority of vineyards are located, also the average monthly temperatures are higher in 6 out of 8 growing months. So whilst not necessarily the obvious vineyard location, we believe it has some compelling characteristics. 

We have planted two non-traditional grape varieties that will help us harvest earlier before the prevailing autumn winds (Solaris for Still White and Sparkling wines and Rondo for Still Red and Rose wine), which both have early ripening and disease resistant qualities

The Grapes

mature solaris vines

Solaris

Solaris wines are most often made in off-dry styles, but the variety’s extremely high natural sugar levels make it well suited to the production of sweet wines. It is disease resistant, and ripens earlier than almost any other wine grape. The name Solaris, which means “sun”, is particularly apt, as the variety is used in regions noted for their cool climates and low sunshine levels

*information from www.wine-searcher.com

Rondo

As well as its ability to reliably ripen, Rondo is also well regarded because it is highly resistant to diseases and produces good-quality, full-bodied, deep red wines

*information from www.wine-searcher.com

mature rondo grapes

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Latest News

full bloom vineyard

So Far So Good

There has been good growth this year in the vines and we are on track with cane diameter and root setting. There was a bit

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