Dorset Fine Food & Wine Pairing – Fridays at Melbury Vale

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Dorset Fine Dining & MV Wine Pairing Evening Menu – Call us now to book!

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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

About Us


Melbury Vale

Melbury Vale wjoe_clare_glynn_sarahas bought in December 2003, by brother and sister, Glynn and Clare, as 28 acres of derelict and dilapidated farmland and buildings, formerly part of Barfoot Farm, near to Melbury Mill and Cann Mill.

They have lovingly converted the buildings and restored the land to good management with much determination, hard work, help and support from friends and family, to make it the varied and thriving rural business that it is today.


Christmas Trees, Holiday-let & DIY Livery

Clare and Glynn now run the overall business, that has evolved in recent years, with Glynn’s fiancee Sarah and Clare’s husband Joseph. This includes a holiday-let in a converted stable, (For availability see
) English native woodland, DIY livery, Christmas tree plantation and the Melbury Vale Vineyard and cider orchard.

Winery building

mv_winery_elevationThe on-site winery was completed and in production for 2013. It is built into the hillside with a number of sustainable design features; including wild flower meadow roof and rain water harvesting. Enquiries for new vineyards to be planted in the area are now rolling in, with over 5,000 new vines already planted locally in response to the winery appearing. This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which the managing authority is Defra, it is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development; Europe investing in rural areas.

For more information on Melbury Vale Farm see

Melbury Vale Vineyard

Melbury Vale Vineyard is located just off the A350, on Foots Hill, about a 1.5 miles south of Shaftesbury at Cann Bridge. We are a small, family owned, rural business, situated on 28 acres of south facing, rolling hillside in the beautiful Stirkel Valley, renowned for its milling history.Our sustainable winery built in 2013, is adjacent to the Melbury Vale vineyard, where wine, liqueur, brandy and cider production now takes place from our on site and associated sister vineyards in Dorset and Hampshire.

You can visit us and taste our products at our winery or order directly from us. The winery project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. For more details see ‘About Us’ and Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Please browse our website; keep up to date with our latest news and please do feel free to contact us for any further information that you may require, we would be delighted to help.

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