About us - Trevibban Mill Cornish Vineyard & Orchards
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About Us

Tucked away down a campion-lined Cornish lane, Trevibban Mill is a working vineyard, winery and events venue a stone’s throw from picturesque harbour town, Padstow.

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Historically the home of a miller and his family, the land is now covered in vines and apple trees and is certified Organic by the Soil Association.

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At the centre of the vineyard is a striking contemporary building which houses our winery and cellar, an unpretentious yet stylish tasting room/bar and a huge event space, the ‘Upper Deck’, which can be hired for weddings and private events.

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From our terrace you can enjoy magnificent views of St Issey Valley and soak up the scents and sounds of our wild flower garden – all while sipping on estate made, award winning wines.

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With an in house restaurant, Appleton’s at the Vineyard – listed in the Michelin Guide 2017 – Trevibban Mill is a truly unique and unforgettable place.

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History

Trevibban Mill takes its name from the remnants of an old mill that sits unnoticed amongst the woods near our lake. It was the mill that first attracted owners Liz and Engin to the site where we think the miller, who lived here in the 18th century, processed the farm’s oats and barley for flour. Originally intended as a restoration project, it wasn’t long before Liz and Engin’s vision for the site at Trevibban grew into something more ambitious.

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Today we have 11,000 vines, 1,700 apple trees and a state of the art winery, cellar, tasting room and events venue all under one large roof.

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APPROACH & ETHOS

From gardening organically in London to planting a vineyard and orchard organically in Cornwall, working with nature instead of against it, has always been a core principal. In 2011, the entire farm was certified Organic by the Soil Association.

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Organic farming is better for bees, birds and wildlife and encourages healthy biodiversity. Every summer we sow the field in front of the tasting room with phacelia and wild flowers, which aside from looking beautiful, also attracts many different types of bee.

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In the Autumn we sow the same field with grass or grazing rye which is cut and dried and used to feed our flock of Southdown sheep in the winter months.

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The hedgerows which surround the farm are full of edible fruits like blackberries and sloes and we use the flowers from the elder trees to make cordial for ‘champagne’ cocktails or delicious ‘mocktails’.

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We also have an orchard with chestnut, walnut and hazelnut trees as well as plum and quince where our sheep graze during the summer.

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In 2017, we plan to install two bee hives so we can look after our own bees and use their honey in the restaurant.

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PRODUCE

We grow four types of vine at Trevibban Mill, two black and two white. The vines are mainly German varieties that do well in our climate and soil type. We harvest in October-November most years and produce a range of wines from still white, rosé and red to white and pink sparkling wines – so there is something for everyone’s taste.

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The apple orchards are planted with 32 different native and new varieties. We press in the traditional way to make cider and apple juice.

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It goes without saying that our ciders and juices are never, ever from concentrate and we take pride in growing all of our fruit on our site in Cornwall.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

Working with the environment in a natural, sustainable way has always underpinned our ethos. This year we were thrilled to move one step closer to full energy independence with the installation of 110 solar panels on our south facing winery roof.

The panels will generate 29,997 kWh of clean energy per year. This is enough energy to completely power our building on sunny days with surplus electricity exported to the grid, or, to put it another way, enough energy to boil a kettle in 120,000 homes across Cornwall in a year!

*estimate based on a full, 3kw kettle boiling 12 times per hour*