Orchard

Having originally been bought to cater for the family’s ever expanding flock of sheep 30 odd years ago, Chris (Kate’s Dad) planted the orchard single handedly in 1998. The majority of the apple varieties planted are traditional, dry cider apples. They are biannual, and produce approximately 1000 litres of juice every two years. In order to create a more medium cider we blend with dabenet apples from Wimple.

We leave the orchard as a haven for wildlife and wildflowers, including a family of 3 wild deer who have taken up residence in the long lush grass.

 

Vineyard

The vineyard was planted in 2005 (again by Chris) at a time when people were turning their noses up at English wine. This vision, and the building of the agricultural barn for the vineyard, has led to the creation of a thriving family business. As well as, surprisingly, (we are by no means professionals) some lovely tasting wine!

The main variety of grape is Seyval Blanc, which produce a dry white with hints of citrus. Other varieties include Sigrebbe, bachus and phoenix, which when combined produce a lovely elderflower aroma.

 

1903 Traction Engine

When Chris designed the barn the thing that was at the forefront of his mind was his 1903, 8 horsepower, Allchin Traction Engine. Having been in the family for nearly 40 years, she now takes pride of place under the vaulted ceiling of the barn, where she has witnessed many wedding ceremonies and crazy dance moves.

Instagram
  • Wedding photos from the 2018 season are a coming. We’re in love! #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #wedding #weddingvenue #weddingceremony #exeter #devon #marriage #tractionengine
  • Who needs a ‘breakout room’ when you’ve got 20 odd acres to play with?! #corporate #corporatetraining #business #businesstraining #outsidemeeting #freshair #devon #exeter #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon
  • Today’s corporate set up... @its_your_day_exeter crisp white tablecloths really finish off the room #corporateday #corporate #breakfastmeeting #meetingspace #smartsetup #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #exeter #devon
  • Now that it’s getting colder, and the nights are drawing in it seems the perfect time to mention our Feast night!

If you’re looking for somewhere to go with friends for a lovely relaxing evening of great food and live music in a beautiful cosy setting (blowing our own trumpet here 😉) come and join us!

December 15th with Mike Welsh Catering Services getting us in the mood for the big C with live music from The Ferrantes.

Full information on our website! (Link in bio) 🐸 #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #exeter #devon #supportlocal #collaboration #food #drink #feastingtable #feasting #winter2018
  • Harvest Maths... 🍇 1 tonne of grapes harvested and pressed in 24 hours. The grapes made about 650 litres of juice. Which means we’re looking at around 800 bottles of sparkling wine in just under 1 years time! #grape #harvest #englishwine #sparklingwine #froginwell #froginwellvineyard #froginwelldevon #grapemaths
  • Hooper helping with emails this morning #dog #puppy #work #workinghard #officedog #bittoobig #foxredlab #labrador #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon
  • The grass/ trees/ plants/ vines & orchard are SO ready for a good old downpour. Now... if it could wait until after Saturday’s wedding, that would be ace! #vines #vineyard #outside #rainplease #weatherwatch #devon #exeter #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon