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Cotswold Hills White Wine

English Wine from the Cotswolds

Grown on our 2.6 hectare vineyard near Down Ampney, Cirencester, Cotswold Hills is produced from mainly Ortega grapes to create our award winning range of wines.  Our products include a still white, still rose and our fizzy cans of white wine.

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) took on the tenancy of the vineyard in 2016, since then the project has produced a range of wines, which taste great, look beautiful and give students the opportunity to gain first-hand enterprise and employabilty skills and experience whilst proceeds support budding entrepreneurs at the RAU to start their own businesses.

Cotswold Hills is stocked in over 125 outlets including a number of Mid-Counties Co-Op stores.

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Cotswold Hills canned wine

About the Wine

Cotswold Hills white wine is made from a blend of Ortega, Seyval Blanc, Bacchus and Chardonnay grape varieties, while our new rosè is a blend of Ortega and Rondo grapes. Once harvested, the grapes are transported to winemaker, and alumnus of the RAU, Martin Fowke at Three Choirs in Newent Gloucestershire to produce our wine.

Regional Finalists        IWSC

Student Opportunity

Students on the project learn about vineyard management, grape varieties, wine production, marketing and finances before helping with the grape harvest. In addition, £1 from every bottle sold goes into the RAU’s First Steps Fund which provides small grants to students wanting to start their own businesses.

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Cotswold Hills Sparkling Wine
Canned wine

White wine with bubbles

In 2019, we introduce a new, canned option to the Cotswold Hills family. Alongside the same, unique flavour, this aromatic white wine with bubbles was produced in Gloucestershire, England from Ortega and Bacchus grapes and brings with it a whole new taste experience.

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