Every Saturday at 3.30pm, from 17 June to 14 October, we are delighted to offer a talk from our head winemaker, Joseph Pestell, on English sparkling wine production and a tasting of our own Grace and Decadence. To follow, a glass of your choice with a locally made scone, strawberry jam and cream. Take a stroll around the vineyard at your leisure and visit our sales counter to purchase any of our other wines, fusions, liqueurs or brandy before you go.
It has taken us over another year to produce more of Melbury Vale’s Grace and Decadence – white and rose English Sparkling Wine. The last release was so popular that we sold out in 6 months. This time we have made more in the hope that we can keep up with customer demand.
It has certainly been worth the wait….we know that you will think we are biased, but this release for both white and rose is not just good….it is fantastic! The customer feedback so far is more than positive, with a few pleasantly surprised expressions from new customers who tried it at the Shaftesbury Food Fair, which was the first outing and true test for Grace and Decadence from the most important people ….our customers and the general public!
~ Melbury Mist ~
Our premier MV house cocktail
Melbury Vale Blackcurrant Liqueur 15 ml
Melbury Vale Purity (English Wine Brandy) 25 ml
Fresh Apple Juice ( Cloudy) 50ml
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 20ml
Shake it all up, over ice, strain, pour and enjoy!
~ M V Ginger and Plum Rumble ~
equal measures of:
Melbury Vale White Plum Liqueur
Melbury Vale Elegance – dry white wineChilled & shaken or mulled – it encapsulates Christmas spirit in a glass!
~ Melbury Vale’s classic …….Bellini…..simple and just delicious! ~
Dry English sparkling wine 2 parts
Melbury Vale Peach Liqueur 1 part
Dorset Fine Dining & MV Wine Pairing Evening Menu – Call us now to book!
Please advise any special dietary requirements in advance.
Melbury Vale Elegance ~ Clean and light, dry white wine , an elderflower nose with pear and honey on the palate, paired with
Whipped goats cheese sandwiched between crisp dill biscuits & blini crowned with citrus cured Salmon and crème fraiche
Veritas , Tangley ~ Dry, fresh white wine with crisp citrus aromas and flavours, paired with
Minted pea tartlet, lemon dressed rocket salad dotted with torn mozzarella
Melbury Vale Virtue ~ Dry, fruity pale rosé wine, a strawberry nose, fresh mouth-watering fruit and mineral flavours on the palate, paired with
Chicken liver parfait with crispy bacon, thyme crackers, shallot tarte tatin with watercress dressed in rapeseed oil
Melbury Vale Exuberance ~ a naturally fermented, light red wine with berry fruits on the nose, juicy blackcurrant on the palate, paired with
Spiced pulled beef brisket with crème fraiche in chicory cups & Parmesan scones with herbed cream cheese and parma ham
Melbury Vale Fusions Dawn, Dusk & Midnight ~ a trio of fortified fruity wines paired with a trio of deserts created to enhance the flavours of all
Mini apple lollipop in a caramel sauce paired with lemony Dawn
Blackberry marshmallow, blackberry coulis with luscious cherry, fig and almond Dusk
Lemon cream and raspberry pie with rich red wine, sweet berry fruits and dark chocolate on the finish Midnight
Our current Groupon offer ends on Saturday 17th September, all vouchers are now sold, so please use your voucher to book a date now to avoid disappointment!
As we are almost fully booked, but know that people still have vouchers to use, we have added an extra 4 Saturday afternoon tours. From 27th August with exactly the same offer as the lunchtime – but starting at 4.30pm ending by 6.30pm.
To check availability and make a booking please go to: click Groupon Offer (https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/melbury-vale-vineyard) and scroll down to the ‘check availability’ and ‘make a booking’ button.
Recent customer comments:
“Thank you so much for an amazing day today. I came with 3 friends, one had a special birthday. We had a fabulous time. Lovely lunch. Fine wines. Great Company. You made my friends day she hasn’t stopped talking about it.”
“Thank you for such a lovely day today! Dad and I much enjoyed our tour and lunch with you. ….. really enjoyed hearing about the vines and the actual process of making the wine. Of course we also much enjoyed tasting your wines too – just wish I hadn’t been driving! Those fusion wines at the end smelled divine! The lunch was delicious too and so nice to see local produce on the menu! …. you are underselling yourselves! ……Thanks again and good luck with it all”
“We thoroughly enjoyed the wines and both went extremely well with the warm chicken salad I had prepared. I thought the white [Elegance]was light, clean, dry, crisp and flinty with the very distinct smell of elderflower on the nose. A really refreshing wine for a lovely summers evening. The rose [Virtue] had sweet red fruits on the nose and the clean and freshness of the palate…….. like a Provencal rose, which I am sure you are delighted to hear.”
With all the bar profits, run by Joe & Glynn, going to the Village Hall, 40 of us had a great evening!
How about booking a weekend tour and tasting with all three of us at Melbury Vale Winery over the summer?
We’d love to show you around and let you taste of our range of wines. What could be better than a chilled glass of crisp and fragrant English wine on a sunny afternoon?
Hope to see you soon!
Joseph, Clare and Mowgli
Enjoy a vineyard tour and tasting of award winning English wines from Dorset,
followed by a light lunch of locally produced cheese, ham, pickles and crusty bread.
£29 for a vineyard tour with wine tasting and lunch for two
£58 for a vineyard tour with wine tasting and lunch for four
Book direct at Melbury Vale on 01747 854206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or sign up with Groupon – to check availability and book click Groupon Offer