Rosemary Vineyard, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Situated on the east coast of the Isle of Wight, close to Ryde, Rosemary Vineyard is a small but welcoming vineyard producing wine, cider and fruit juices. Visit for a self-guided or guided vineyard tour and wine tasting.

Rosemary Vineyard Ryde Isle of Wight

Thanks to the Isle of Wight’s mild climate and high levels of sunshine, vines thrive here. Rosemary Vineyard is a delightful place to visit for a self-guided tour of the winery and vineyard followed by a light lunch on the terrace overlooking the vines.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Self-guided vineyard tour
  • Tastings in the shop
  • Have lunch in the vineyard café
  • Camp in the vineyard

Visit a Sunny Island Vineyard

Planted in 1986, the vines at Rosemary Vineyard cover 30 acres in total. With its mostly south-facing aspect, the vineyard is ideally placed to benefit from the Island’s mild climate. Situated in a valley, it’s able to retain both summer warmth whilst sheltering the vines from the south-westerly winds. Several grape varieties are grown here including Rondo, Bacchus, Phoenix and Schönburger.

Take a Self-Guided Vineyard Tour

Turn up for a self-guided tour and you’ll receive a friendly and warm welcome from the team who work here. They’re happy for you to have a browse around the winery to see the tanks and the bottling machines. On selected days throughout the year, when the winery is operational, you can view the wine-making process in action. As you walk along the vineyard trail, there are handy signs introducing you to each grape variety and guiding you through the activity in the vineyard as the seasons change.

Taste the Wine

Afterwards, you’re invited to taste the wines in the vineyard shop. Try country wines, ciders, fruit liqueurs and apple juice. The shop also stocks a small selection of Isle of Wight produce.

 Winery Tour Rosemary Vineyard Isle of Wight
  

Enjoy Lunch on the Terrace

On a sunny day, sit out on the terrace and enjoy coffee and cake or a Ploughman’s lunch accompanied by a glass of wine. The Vineyard Café has a pretty outlook overlooking the vines so you can pretend you’re in France. 

 Rosemary Vineyard Cafe Isle of Wight
 Rosemary Vineyard Cafe Lunches 

Tips

  • On select days, the vineyard also offers free guided tours (no advance booking required)
  • There are 8 pitches for caravans and camper vans so you can stay amongst the vines
  • To continue your vineyard trail of the Isle of Wight, drive to Adgestone vineyard which is close by
  • To continue your cider tasting, head to Sharon Orchard which is literally next door or to the picture-postcard village of Godshill to taste Godshill cider and visit its famous model village

Cook’s Tip

For a tipsy autumnal dessert, go blackberry picking and serve your blackberries with vanilla ice cream drizzled with blackberry liqueur from Rosemary Vineyard


WHERE TO STAY ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

The Hambrough Ventnor Isle of Wight

The Hambrough

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough offers boutique rooms overlooking the sea, a short walk from Ventnor beach.

Rooms from £108 a night.

The George Hotel Yarmouth Isle of Wight

The George

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

In the heart of Yarmouth, the George is an elegant 17th-century town house.

Rooms from £125 a night.

Hillside Ventnor

Hillside

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Offering boutique rooms and a restaurant, Hillside has panoramic sea views with a Scandinavian feel.

Rooms from £156 a night.


DOGS

Fox terrier, Mr Hendricks, expert on dog friendly days out Isle of Wight

They tell me that if we are staying at the vineyard, then well-behaved dogs like me are very welcome.

Mr Hendricks


HOW TO FIND ROSEMARY VINEYARD

 

Rosemary Vineyard, Smallbrook Ln, Ryde, Newport, Isle of Wight PO33 4BE

Website: www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk