Events and News

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Bothy will be open for sales and tasting from 2 May, every Saturday through Summer till the end of September.  Please refer to our website for details closer to harvest time.


Sculpture in the Vineyard 2015

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Enjoy for free Oxfordshire’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition this year in a beautiful and unique setting. Featuring over 200 sculptures by over 30 artists, placed in 7 acres of the oldest vineyard/winery in the country. Refreshments and parking available.  In aid of the Nasio trust.  Also part of English Wine Week.

23- 25 May

27-31 May

3-7 June

11 am - 6 pm

contact Lendon Scantlebury for more details: 07949260111

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Delightful Wooden Bowls and Plates for sale


In aid of Wild Oxfordshire, these turned bowls will be on sale in the run up to Christmas. 



Bothy Wins Silver Medal for Red Wine

June 2014 - Cote Bothy 2011, has just won a silver medal in the UK Vineyards Association Wine of the Year Competition.  Made in a superb vintage (long, dry autumn) this is the latest Bothy red to be released after 1 year in barrel.  Stocks limited.

English Wine Week  - Friday 30 May through to Sunday 1 June 2014




We are thrilled as Bothy will be celebrating English Wine Week with local art photographer, Mark Alger. Mark’s photos of vineyard life will be on display for the first time in the winery, together with lovely images of Abingdon, the Thames and the Vale of the White Horse. There will also be some large and enigmatic, hardwood sculptures from Africa amongst our vines, which are very reasonably priced and for sale in aid of the Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund.


On these days Bothy will open its grounds to the public from from 11 am - 6 pm. Free 1 hour tours at 11 am each day.  And 3 pm on Sat and Sun too. Visitors can walk through the vines, see the winery, enjoy a tutored tasting of our wines with nibbles and even picnic in the grounds. Children under control and dogs on leads welcome (we have our own dog and chickens). 


English Wine Festival


Bothy Vineyard is working with other local vineyards to bring you the very first English Wine Festival to be held in Central Oxford on 7 June (11- 6 pm).


More than 100 wines from the best producers in England and Wales will be available to taste for the price of a ticket of £7. Try out a wide variety of wines, ranging from aromatic, dry white wines, to fruity reds, to the much lauded sparkling styles that are now sweeping the board in international wine competitions.


The public can also meet winemakers, growers and even a Master of Wine specializing in the English Wines and learn more about the grape varieties that do well in our climate. Exotic names like Bacchus, Ortega and Phoenix will rub shoulders with the classic Champagne varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to produce superb quality wines that reflect the local terroir.


Wines produced in the Thames and Chilterns region will also  be on sale. Venue:  The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, off St Michaels St, Oxford OX1 3JB.


Ticket Sales on the door, here at the Bothy Shop or Contact: Denise Santilli on 07721 744020 or





ENGLISH WINE WEEK Open Days – sAT  9 and Sun  10 June 2012


English Wine Week: In the weekend following the Jubilee celebrations, Bothy Vineyard will be once again throwing its doors open to the public.  Gates open at 10 am and close at 4.30 pm, with hour-long free tours at 11 am and 3 pm.  No need to book. Picnickers welcome. Tutored tastings of our new vintage will be available free of charge all day with cheese and biscuits. Visitors are also welcome to picnic in the grounds. Children and dogs (both kept under control) are welcome, all at your own risk: vineyards are active farms with all the attendant hazards from farm equipment to rabbit holes.


Jubilee Weekend Events

Bothy Vineyard is the proud sponsor of the Appleton, Eaton and Besselsleight Jubilee Celebrations. 

We will also be at the Marcham Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 3 June from 12 - 2 pm, at Manor Farm, providing free tastings.  Come and see us for a chat and a tipple!  Other events on that day include:

Open-Air Service
Open Farm @ Manor Farm - 12 - 18.00 
Art Exhibition @ Manor Farm
Treasure Hunt
Bell-ringing display & tours of tower
Organisations Displays in Church
Display of Vintage Cars @ Denman College



Science of Wine Tasting

Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm

£8 (Science Oxford Friends £5)

Richard Liwicki, winemaker and owner of Bothy Vineyard near Abingdon, will explore the science behind winemaking.  Taking participants through a tutored wine tasting, Richard will explain the effects that come from different winemaking techniques – whilst you can sit back and enjoy sampling some of Oxfordshire’s finest local wine! Over 18s only

To book call 01865 810000 or visit  or

Updated Feb 2015