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.

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  • Hello All... Yesterday was our last morning at Froginwell for a minute. We’re following the gov. recommendations to work from home. We have access to emails but no phone.
To brides & grooms & anyone else who might need us... please get in touch via email.

Stay well and STAY AT HOME. 😊

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  • Dear Future Bride’s & Groom’s,

Your wedding will still go ahead, and will be the day you have dreamed of. Maybe on the date you have originally booked, maybe not. 
You’re in good hands. The wedding industry in Devon is supportive and collaborative.

Keep enjoying the planning process and don’t lose sight of the commitment you will make to each other in front of your family and friends.

This is temporary.

We’re here if you need us. 
Froginwell (Kate & Dani)

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  • Great night @exeterlivingawards last night... makes a change from the hole-y paint covered clothes of the last couple of weeks! #work #awards #finalists #dressup #exeter #devon #froginwellvineyard #scrubbedup
  • We’ve been completely swept up in pre-season chaos & building work that we haven’t shared our EXCITING NEWS! We’re finalists in the Exeter Living Awards 2020 😳. We can hardly believe it, but are both looking forward to going out out in nice, paint free clothes next Thursday! Eeeeeeek! #exeterlivingawards #exeter #devon #business #finalists #awards #froginwell #froginwellvineyard #froginwelldevon
  • The barn is currently at the ‘it gets worse before it gets better’ stage of pre-season chaos... #buildingwork #officespace #corporate #boardroom #workinprogress #exeter #devon #froginwelldevon #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #paintpaintpaint
  • 30 litres of paint later... we’re almost there! Just waiting on the electrician as per usual 😉 #building #buildingwork #insulation #boarding #officespace #corporate #boardroom #workinprogress #exeter #devon #froginwelldevon #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #paintpaintpaint
  • Lovely to not wear the glamorous aka hideous painting clothes today. All set up for another auction @stagsproperty #auction #property #southwest #devon #supportlocal #froginwell #froginwelldevon #froginwellvineyard