Links and Acknowledgements
If you would like to visit our vineyard and other nearby attractions (we are only 7 miles south west of Oxford, and one and a half miles from Abingdon) try www.visitoxford.org and also WhereCanWeGo.
We are members of the Thames and Chilterns Vineyard Association which organises informative and enjoyable events for wine producers and vineyard owners in the region. The association also runs annual wine competitions and tours, many of their activities happily involve food, drink and socialising! In 2019 it is running the English Wine and Food Festival which will feature wines from 11 vineyards, local food, talks and walks and other entertainment, on 8 June.
We are also members of the WineGB of Wines of Great Britain is the national association for the English and Welsh wine industry. WineGB’s mission is to advance the multiple interests of all its members to establish Great Britain as one of the world’s great quality wine regions. It lobbies on behalf of its members, negotiates technical issues with Defra and Brussels, produces PR and publicity for the sector and develops quality standards.
The issues of local food and the environment are very much in the public eye nowadays. We are part of Good Food Oxford which is a network for a healthier, fairer and more sustainable and tastier food system in Oxford. Bothy has also signed up as a Good Energy partner.
The Drinkaware website is a very useful one for checking on current advice on drinking - we believe that it is quality not quantity that counts.
Rehab 4 Alcoholism provides a free helpline for people seeking drug & alcohol addiction treatment. Each year they save lives by assisting people through the treatment process.
Restaurants. serving local food and supporting local wine:
The Cherwell Boathouse, Bardwell Road, Oxford. Our Oxford Dry is one of their House Wines.
The White Hart at Fyfield.
The Oxford Kitchen, Summertown, Oxford.
Delicatessens and other food outlets, many serving communities in rural Oxfordshire:
Added Ingredients, 14 - 16 Stert Street, Abingdon
Saddleback Farm Shop, at Brightwalton
Marcham Community Shop (which also has a handy post office that is open all the time)
Cumnor Post Office
Appleton Community Shop
Blake's Kitchen in Clanfield.
The Granary Deliwww.granarydeli.co.uk/ at Watlington.
Acknowledgements - We would like to thank the following people who have been extremely generous in helping us:
Our eco house on site, was designed by David Wylie Associates which made it possible to become 100% sustainable for energy.
This website has been totally redesigned for us by Celia Clayton of Pin Sharp Marketing..
We cater for a large number of happy volunteers throughout the year and when we use pork, eggs, burgers, bacon or ice cream, we turn to Cumber Farms which sell high quality meat and other products from the farm shop in Marcham. They also help us all sorts of other farmy ways.A unique establishment that boasts its own organic sheep, an amazing Roman and Iron Age archaeological site and more.