THE DREAM OF OWNING A VINEYARD
Thorrington Mill Vineyard was born out of a dream of Mark & Polly's to own their own vineyard and make their own wine. The 12 acre vineyard was planted on the sea level south facing slopes of their beautiful family farm on the Essex coast. Varieties that were planted were chosen for their popularity in the English wine making world and include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Bacchus. These can make a variety of still and sparkling wines.
THE PERFECT WINE MAKING LOCATION
Meet the Team
"Happiness is the real sense of fulfilment that comes from hard work.”
MARK AND POLLY BAINES
Mark & Polly started a landscaping and fencing business in 2002 and a glamping business in 2015 but decided to go a step further and make their dream of planting a vineyard in coastal Essex a reality in April 2018 when they took on the family farming business, running the businesses alongside each other.
They planted a 12 acre vineyard on the family farm with a mixture of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Bacchus plants. "Thorrington Mill" was then born, named after our farm, Mill Farm, which has one of only three working tide mills in the country.
After investing in some specialist vineyard machinery to look after their own vineyard, they have since started to provide their services to other vineyard owners in the area.
They also bought 12 Shropshire sheep which were chosen to be particularly good at grazing in between the vines.
Plans for the Future......
We have big plans for the Vineyard here at Thorrington Mill. We hope to open to the public in 2022 and have Vineyard tours and tastings. Meet the farm animals, stroll around the woodlands and even enjoy a picnic in the vines. To keep updated with our plans for the future and be the first to hear of exciting offers, please complete the form here......
LUXURY GLAMPING AT THORRINGTON MILL VINEYARD
Set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, Mill Farm is located right on the Essex coast. Book our luxury shepherds huts, The Shepherd's Hides, for a unique and restful break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Self-catering glamping for adults only with the added bonus of being on a vineyard!