West Street Vineyard and Visitor Centre

Features

  • Tours Tours
  • Café and/or Restaurant Café and/or Restaurant
  • Shop Shop
  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Child Friendly Child Friendly
  • Public Transport within 5 miles Public Transport within 5 miles
  • Harvest Days Harvest Days
  • Eco Initiatives Eco Initiatives

Tour details

Tours take visitors through the vineyards and finish with a tasting of the latest wines in the cellar – local juices for the kids! Dates and timings for the wine walks are posted on the West Street Vineyard website.

Shop

Sells a wide variety of English wine and local gifts

Wheelchair access

There is access to the cellar, the tasting room, the café and outside terrace

Public Transport

Train: Kelvedon - 2.5miles
Cycle racks available 

See website for further details

Course details

Essex Wine School

Tastings, masterclasses and WSET courses are available, including day courses on English wine & cheese and a masterclass on East Anglian wines.

See website for details and dates.

The Wine Barn is also set up for hire for venues and events.

Opening times

Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm

Café
The reasonably priced, extensive menu of the English Wine Barn Café majors on freshly prepared locallly sourced produce. Breakfasts include delights like the Suffolk smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Platters of Essex smoked fish or Suffolk Charcuterie are the prefect accompaniments to the 50 or so English wines on offer. Drivers can dive into tea from Cornwall and cakes from local bakers. Children are also thoughtfully catered for.

Prices

Tours

Adults: £8.00
Chidren are free

Get in Touch

Tel: 01376 563303
jane@weststreetvineyard.co.uk
www.weststreetvineyard.co.uk

Facebook: West Street Vineyard
Twitter:
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The West Street Vineyard and Visitor Centre
West Street
Coggeshall
Essex
CO6 1NS
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Located within walking distance of the beautiful village of Coggeshall, just to the west of Colchester and within an hour of East London, you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the New World as you sit overlooking the vineyard in the blonde wood and open-windowed café.

Wander over to the wine wall and choose from any number of English wines while you enjoy a platter of local cheese or cold cuts for lunch. Venture out into the vineyard or sign up for a wine tasting course – Jane Mohan's delightful Wine Barn caters for all.

Jane and husband Stephen bought the vineyard back in 2009, moving their young family and selling their house to fund their new venture. More vines have been planted, talented winemaker Ulrich Hoffman is on board to create the wines, and the West Street Wine Barn has been born.

Environment meets heritage

And what a barn. Jane and Stephen commissioned Hanse Haus, the German energy-saving pre-fab specialists, to build an eco-friendly centre for them, with local architect Dayle Bayliss managing the ambitious project. Inspired by the nearby 13th century Grange Barn with its monastic links, it's no surprise to hear that the English Wine Barn is already shortlisted for an RICS East of England Design and Innovation award. 

With a striking double-height entrance, complete with unique glass chandeliers, this contemporary open-plan space has a Vineyard Mezzanine with glorious views, an atmospheric Tasting Cellar as well as its café and terraces. The aim is not only to share their own wines with you, but to showcase the wines of East Anglia and those from further afield in England and Wales. 

Families are well served by the children's playground and the café has a children's menu.

Opening daily to 5pm, the café is hoping to extend to evening dining in the summer – we'll keep you posted.

Locals join with Jane for the harvest, so let her know if you'd like to become part of her Vintage Crew.

Silverware

  • West Street White & Rosé 2010 – Bronze
  • West Street Rosé 2011 – Bronze

Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Recycling – old bottles used to make lights, plastics reused for terrace construction and sound insulation made from recycled cardboard
  • Heating control – air source heat pumps for heating and cooling