Dryhill has a fascinating history: around 76 AD the Romans built a large 12 room Villa Rustica (Countryside Villa) in the field above Dryhill House and set about preparing the fields below. Today, our steeply terraced land is believed to be part of this ancient agricultural estate and coins have been found dating back to Constantine I.
Dryhill nestles on the side of the Cotswold escarpment with breathtaking views to the west of over 50 miles: our sunsets are frequently stunning.
The vineyard is situated at around 150 metres above sea level. It is located in a small fold in the hill, with its back protected from the Northerly winds.
This unique micro climate has proven to be grape friendly, let’s hope the Weather Gods keep smiling, in times to come.
The soil here is generally thin and sits on free draining Cotswold brash…fine granular stones and small rocks: a good combination of factors to create wine with character.
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