As a contract only winery, we do not have any vineyards or brands of our own. So everything we do is about adding value to the people we make wine for. We are therefore totally focussed on supporting them and working with them to define their style of wine and involving them (as they want) in winemaking decisions. Hence the name: 'Defined Wine'.
Our approach is to use taste, experience and modern technology to ensure that we can consistently produce the best quality wines for people. As good wine starts in the vineyard, we also provide viticulture support for the growers we work with, helping them to improve their knowledge and the quality of their grapes.
We have no vineyards or labels of our own, so everything we do is focussed on the people we make wine for
We work with our clients to understand what they want and offer a range of services, from a full "crate to case" contract winemaking service or any part of this: pressing, bottling, riddling and disgorging, labelling
and temperature controlled storage
We are a small team who bring over 60 years winemaking experience in UK, Australia, France, New Zealand and California as well as a range of other expertise
We have clear costs
for all our services, which
include grape buy-back options. We use a winery software system to ensure full traceability of all winery activity
We have invested in a range of modern technology from our lab, including OenoFoss; cross flow filter and cooling systems; to the extras on our bottling and disgorging lines, giving us the ability to produce consistent quality
We take a sustainable approach to everything we do and are one of the first wineries to be accredited to the Wine GB suitability scheme. This means that, where grapes have been sourced from accredited vineyards, clients can use the Sustainable Wine Scheme logo on their labels and marketing
We are based in East Kent, outside Bridge - just off the A2 south of Canterbury
The purchase and installation of Contract Winery Equipment is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
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