Tucked away in rural Upper Dunsforth in North Yorkshire and only six miles from the A1M, Dunesforde is a boutique vineyard with 6000 vines established in 2016. It is one of the most northerly commercial vineyards in England and has already received a WineGB award for its wine. However, the history of wine in the area goes back much further than 2016 as only three miles down the road lies the neighbouring village of Aldborough. It is hard to believe now but this quiet and peaceful village was once the administrative capital of Northern Britain during the Roman occupation. As one of the northernmost urban centres of England, sitting in the fertile lowlands of the Vale of York, it is highly likely wine was made in the area at some point during Roman occupation. Tablets, recently discovered at Vindolanda, showed evidence of wine in Aldborough.
Why not visit our vineyard and enjoy one of our tours. Learn about our history and our limited edition still and sparkling wines, taste a selection of either or both of them in one of our stunning new tasting rooms overlooking the vineyard. See how the Romans lived in the 3rd/4th century as depicted in our magnificent mural stretching some twenty-seven feet, the only artists impression of Roman Aldborough. Or simply drop by and visit our cellar door which encompasses old wine making equipment and a selection of amphoras.