Posted 26/10/2017 : By: Alice Goodrich
Winbirri Vineyards secured LEADER funding in June 2017. They applied for funding to introduce a mechanised production process to their winery, replacing processes previously carried out by hand. By purchasing disgorging equipment and a cold store unit, they will be able to produce more wine from the additional vines they have planted. As well as mechanising the wine-making process for themselves, they are now also able to provide this service to other local winemakers, building on the partnership of English winemakers.
Winbirri Vineyards is a family business started in 2010, and they have been growing ever since. The vineyard has expanded to 40,000 vines across 3 sites in Surlingham. The vineyard is an award-winning business, collecting awards every year since 2014, including most recently ‘Best in Show’ at the Decanter World Wine Awards for their Bacchus 2015.