Huxbear winery: Boutique wines from Teign valley
Ben and Lucy Hulland planted the Huxbear Vineyard in 2007 on south and southwestern facing slopes in Teign Valley, Devon, which was spread across 14 acres of land. Another acre of the plantation was done in 2013 making the vineyard 15 acres big. Huxbear Vineyard makes boutique wines grown and made in Teign Valley, Devon, England.
There are two fields where the vines are planted. In one of them, 9500 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines are grown which are completely used for sparkling wine production. In the next, 7000 vines of a mixture of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Bacchus, Schonberger and Siegerrebe are grown which are used to make both sparkling and still wines.
Following sustainable principles of winemaking
The vineyard has always been striving for sustainability. One of the ways by which sustainability is achieved is Huxbear winery and estate runs on power that is produced on-site, mainly with renewable sources. This makes the vineyard fully off the grid.
The vines are grown with minimal intervention and likewise, the winemaking practices are done
In 2020, a section of the vineyard is fully grown in organic ways. Besides that, integrated pest management is done wherever possible.
Do not miss a tasting at site
The winery specializes in making white, sparkling and rose wines from the grapes grown in their vineyard with minimal interference. All their wines are vegan. A piece of delightful information, isn’t it?
One can purchase bottles, cases, mixed cases from the winery itself or the list of local outlets. Some of their best wines are Huxbear Corbinian, Huxbear Classic Sparkling and Huxbear Artio Bacchus.