About this Business
Giffords Hall is a family owned Vineyard near Long Melford in Suffolk where we grow Bacchus, Madeleine Angevine, Reichensteiner, Rondo and Pinot Noir varieties. Our sandy/clay soil produces quality grapes, high in natural sugars and acids, that lend themselves particularly well to both sparkling and dry aromatic still wines.
2022 Awards include two trophies, many medals and the East Anglian top wine of the Year!
Giffords Hall Vineyard has a large winery and barrel hall and operates tours and functions through the year .Tours can be booked online or tour vouchers can be purchased as gifts. The Barrel Hall can also be booked as a venue for parties and offsites.
There is a small gift shop where wines can be purchased and a weekend café. Visitors to Giffords Hall can enjoy cakes, coffee, ice-creams or picnics from the café , or wine tasting flights. There is also a charming, very quiet and private two bedroom holiday let and the vineyard can offer tour/stay packages for special occasions.
We make white, sparkling, rose and red wines and our wines have a delicate floral character very typical of the region. 90% of Giffords Wines are PDO or PGI classified and single estate only – we have three single Varietal wines.
East Anglia is fast becoming a recognisable wine growing region. In addition to areas of very favourable terroir, land prices and the driest climate in the UK, have resulted in Vines being grown commercially in the area from the first modern pioneers of the 40s. This statistic doesn’t apply just to the present: there is strong evidence to support that theory that East Anglia supplied a third of the tithe of grapes to Rome from Bury. St Edmunds, and their legionaries enjoyed the East Anglian posting because of ‘the quality of the wine’.