Stanlake Park Wine Estate

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Stanlake Park Wine Estate is the largest vineyard open to the public in the English county of Berkshire.[1] It is situated near to Twyford, in the parishes of Hurst and Ruscombe.[2]

Vineyard and winery[edit]

The vineyard has some 30,000 vines on 25 acres (100,000 m2) and around a dozen different varieties of wine are made, as well as two liqueurs.[3] The winery also makes wine for many other English vineyards and during a high yield year, the estate processes between 150 and 200 tons of grapes.[4] It was originally known as Thames Valley Vineyards and was first planted in 1979, by Jon. S.E Leighton,[5] a later life Viticulturist, educated externally by Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW. Australia.

Country house[edit]

Stanlake Park has a 17th-century Elizabethan country house at the centre of the estate.[6] It is the manor house of Hinton Pipard.[7] It was built by the Aldworth family, who lived there before becoming Barons Braybrooke and moving to Billingbear House.[8] They fought for Charles I during the English Civil War and, in 1646, Richard Aldworth founded Reading Blue Coat School.[9]

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