Five minutes drive from Padstow in North Cornwall, a trip to Trevibban Mill is a must for anyone visiting the area. The stylish wine bar and tasting room enjoys stunning views across the valley and is the perfect place for lunch or simply relaxing and sampling a glass or two of award winning Cornish wine.
Planting began back in 2008 and Liz and Engin’s vision was always to produce top quality wines and ciders in a mixed farming environment using organic principles. This has certainly been achieved with the vineyard receiving awards for 7 of its wines including 1 gold, 3 silver and 9 bronze in only their first year of operation.
Originally the land was home to a miller and his family. Ruins of the water mill can be seen when you take a Grand Walking Tour on the way to the lake.
Vines and apples are planted on the upper section of the valley. The lower sections are primarily kept as grassland, chestnut and apple orchards for summer grazing of sheep.
The Winery is located in the middle of the vine plantation. The section above the Winery is the area mostly for white grapes and below the Winery is entirely red grapes.
In the years that followed the 2008 vine planting, 1700 apple trees were planted along with 300 other fruit and chestnut trees in 2011. There are about 500 dessert apples and the rest are traditional Cornish cider trees. All apple trees were grafted by the Organic Heron Garden Centre (Heron).
From the beginning the land was farmed using organic principles and is certified by The Soil Association. Native Southdown sheep graze in the vineyard during the 7 winter months and during the 5 summer months they graze the lower grassland and orchards.