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Moorlynch vineyard has been growing grapes and making wine for over 20 years. During that time we have become well known and won many awards for our wines. Following a decision in 1999 to retire the proprietors Anne and Peter Farmer have steadily reduced the size of the vineyard, and diversified the many fine buildings to other uses, particularly craft units. We regret we are now unable to show visitors round the vineyard or winery but this part of our website describes the processes we have used to make the fine wines we have on sale today, and is for those who would like to know more about the technical side of viticulture, wine-making, and the regulations relating to the production of wine.

The vineyard year runs through a number of stages as the season progresses. In rather the same way that a school year starts in the autumn, we consider the vineyard year begins in the late autumn, after the harvest is complete, and we prepare for next year. Though the exact dates vary from year to year they are roughly: