Lily Farm Vineyard

Lily Farm is situated just outside the East Devon seaside town of Budleigh Salterton which takes its name from the salt panning that was once of great importance.  The coastline has a history of smuggling and the area is now designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being situated on the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site.

Alan and Faye first planted 200 vines on the sandstone slopes 45 – 50 metres above sea level on their small farm back in 2005.  Following this they both embarked on courses at Plumpton College, Centre of Excellence in wine studies, to further their knowledge of viticulture and winemaking.

Since the first wine was produced in 2007, the vineyard, now 1,950 vines - 0.6 Ha, has superseded the farm, although they do still have some chickens.

The vine varieties grown at Lily Farm are Rondo, Pinot Noir Precoce, Bacchus, Seyval Blanc and a new planting last year of Reichensteiner to increase their range of white wines.

Wines are made solely from the grapes harvested at Lily Farm and the unique terroir has brought this boutique vineyard international recognition following the International Wine Challenge 2014 Silver Medal for their Sparkling Rosé 2010.