We started planting our three acre vineyard in 2005 on land which was once used as part of an RAF base and village cricket ground. The gently sloping site is at the edge of the village of Bearley in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside just four miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Bearley has links with the Shakespeare family through Mary Arden, Shakespeare's mother, whose house is in the neighbouring village of Wilmcote.
Whilst creating the vineyard, we hand-planted over 1500 native hedging plants as a windbreak and sowed grass between the rows to create the ideal sustainable microclimate for our vines.
Everyone in the Le Page family gets involved with the running of the vineyard. We are a small family business and in October of each year we welcome the local community in to help pick the grapes, followed by a harvest lunch and a glass of English wine. On occasions, we have held wine tastings and given talks to local groups about our vineyard and wine growing in the UK.