How we grow our English wine

Radlow Hundred vineyards in Herefordshire

Radlow Hundred has emerged from a family with eight generations of farming in the rolling Herefordshire landscape. 

Committed to preserving the future of our farming community, our grower Rob Hancocks, is committed to creating the very best English wine that our soil can produce. 

Working with small-batch bottlings, we selected two grapes - Rondo and Solaris - to make our three exceptional still wines. Carefully paired to the soil and the surrounding climate, our vines were so good in the first year of planting, we couldn’t keep them to ourselves. The grapes flourish and thrive in our Herefordshire climate. 

Whilst the harvest in late summer/early autumn is a key focal point of any vineyard’s calendar, we look after the vines all year round. In winter, the pruning all takes place by hand. Through spring, we guide the vines growth. As the summer sun returns, we’re constantly in the vineyard removing any weeds and cutting back growth to let the grapes soak up the sunshine. This is our favourite time of year in the vineyard and when our bees awaken too, to help us pollinate our plants. 

Many people have asked, is there good English red wine? With our Rondo release, we believe we’ve answered that question with a yes. The story of English wine has been an incredibly exciting one to date, and we’re proud to now be a part of the tales to come and the journey ahead as English wine producers. 

Find our collection here and discover the next chapter of English wine.