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Pebblebed Wines

Eden Vineyard, Ebford

Pebblebed is a local wine produced from organically grown grapes at Eden Vineyard in Ebford near Topsham. Geoff Bowen first established the vineyard in 2000 as a community project involving 16 dedicated local families in the management of the vines over a 0.5-acre area.

Geoff planted a further 3 acres of vines (Madelaine Angevine, Seyval Blanc and Rondo) at Eden Vineyard in 2002 that should come into full production in 2005. However, a small 2004 vintage was produced. Pebblebed rosé 2004 was an immediate sensation and the quality of the wine was recognised when it gained a prestigious Gold Medal award at the English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. Geoff went to the House of Lords to receive his certificate from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

In the spring of 2005, Geoff, with the help of many Club Vino members, planted some 6000 Pinot Noir vines in Ebford and West Hill, as well as a very small experimental vineyard of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The wines have subsequently and consistently won awards and praise from customers and critics alike.

In 2010, a new venture was launched: Pebblebed Partnership Vineyards, which gives people the opportunity to have a direct relationship with a vineyard, helping to plant, tend and harvest. All participants receive special, personally labelled bottles of wine.

For more information visit Pebblebed Vineyards.


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