History & Geography
In 2007 Engin & Liz came to view 6 1/2 acres of land at Trevibban with a ruined watermill, fishing lake and ancient Atlantic woodland with the intention of renovating the mill. They were then offered the adjoining fields which they purchased as this gave them better access to the land. Engin decided to plant a vineyard on the middle sloping fields in 2008. This is not dissimilar to what his grandfather did many years earlier in Eastern Turkey. Between 2010 and 2012 they added 1700 apple trees, sweet chestnuts and other fruit trees. In 2014 work started on the contemporary Winery building which now houses the winery, cellars. The land slopes into the Issey Valley mostly facing South East. The soil is shillet (free draining sandy loam) full of slate with a little spa stone, and is very thin, only 30cm deep in places, sitting on solid slate. There is a disused slate quarry on site.
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