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Vineyard:Crouch Ridge Vineyard

Vineyard, free entry

Crouch Ridge

Crouch Ridge

Address

Fambridge Road,
Althorne,
Nr Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 6BZ

Details

Crouch Ridge Vineyard is planted on gentle south facing slopes overlooking Althorne Creek and the River Crouch. The long hours of sunshine and relatively low rainfall in the area make it an ideal location for growing vines and making top quality award wining single variety still and sparkling wines.

The vineyard was planted in 2010, with classic cool climate grape varieties. Our aim is to grow vines and produce fine wines and combine it with good, local food and a lovely place to sit and relax with friends and family overlooking the local countryside, vineyard and river.

Our Crouch Ridge Estate White Wine won a National Silver Award in 2016, since then we have released white, rose and red still wine and white and Rose sparkling wine.

Crouch Ridge welcomes visitors to our beautiful vineyard, and tasting room which opened tin 2019 to customer to try our wines, or stay and relax with food and wine. Throughout the year we host a number of events, tours and tasting; dates and times are added to the website.

We also offer private tours and tastings or afternoon tea by appointment. Contact the vineyard for further details and to make a booking.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsPushchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Opening days and times - please see our website for events, tours and tastings.
For private tours and tastings please phone for an appointment.

Prices

Free entry

Customers can buy bottles of wine, whether a single bottle for a special occasion, or a mix case, we can accommodate your needs.
There is also a full range of hot and cold drinks, and a menu for a snack to a full afternoon tea, (reservation needed)

Directions

See location of Crouch Ridge Vineyard on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 908987  Lat: 51.65440 Long: 0.75668

By car:
From South Woodham Ferrers, follow the B1010 through North Fambridge and Althorne, once in Althorne, pass the War memorial at Station Road and the vineyard is just on the right.
From Maldon, head to Latchingdon, and then to Althorne, once in Althorne follow the road until you get to a T junction opposite Ford’s garage. Turn left and follow the B1010, go past St Andrews church, and the vineyard is on the left.
By public transport:
The vineyard is a 7 minute walk from Althorne station, which is on the Wickford to Southminster Greater Anglia line that is connected to the Southend Victoria to Liverpool Street line, it is just over 1 hour from Liverpool Street station.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit