Summermoor Vineyard, Hearson, Swimbridge, North Devon, England, EX32 0QH
Teléfono: 07516 377 944
Página web: quancewines.com
Quance Wines is set in the beautiful North Devon countryside. Set within it’s own vale, the site offers almost perfect conditions for growing grapes in English conditions.
Quance Wines was founded on Jamie’s dream. A dream to produce the highest quality still English wines and on the way to assist in establishing England as one of the most prestigious wine producing regions in the world.
It began in his teens, when Jamie was exposed to high quality wines and foods working in the kitchen of a local high end hotel and restaurant. With visits to other local vineyards, realising the true potential of high quality wine production on these green and pleasant lands.
After several years of research into viticulture and winemaking, the search for land to make this dream into a reality began and in July 2013 we came across an established vineyard in North Devon in need of ‘tender love and care’, and so the journey began. It soon became clear however, that this journey would not be alone, when help from the family and friends flooded in, with Carolyne; Jamie’s mum quickly becoming co-vineyard manager and of late many other family members getting heavily involved in each step of the vintage.
Part of our belief as a wine producer is to break down the barrier of pretension that all to often surrounds wine. We think that quality wine should be accessible to all and keeping things simple is generally the best way. Enjoying wine should be simple and diverse; best enjoyed with the very best friends, family and food.
Ever since the dream first began, the intention was always to produce the highest quality, honest and characterful still red, white and rosé wines. Our winemaking style is a ‘less is more’ approach. We believe the less we intervene with the wines, the better, minimal action from the winemaker will allow the wines to naturally express themselves; perfectly reflecting the terroir of the vineyard.
We produce elegant dry white, refreshing dry rosé and light, fruity dry red wines. We have the intention to produce each of the wines in a style that is appealing to a wide range of drinkers, and that will stand out from all other still English wines. This of course requires the strictest attention to detail in each step of the winemaking process, and with Jamie as head winemaker, he can make the decisive choices for each wine to ensure the end result will be exactly as desired.
Each vintage poses it’s own challenges and as a result every year the grapes have slight differences from one to the next. Therefore, our wines are never identical from different vintages, we treat each crop as sympathetically as possible, ensuring the resulting wines will reflect the year in which they were created.