Suffolk Wine Company Ltd

Planted in 1985, Thelnetham Vineyard is one of the earlier English Vineyards. It is a hobby vineyard run by Neil and Nicola Gillis in their spare time. However, hobby probably underplays it a little since with 1,400 vines and an average production of around 3,000 bottles a year it is a fairly major pasttime.

As the vineyard is part of our home we don’t normally do tours. We sell our wines locally through independent shops (including Hopton Shop, Londis at Banham and Garboldisham Shop) and through local pubs, restaurants and hotels (including Strattons at Swaffham and the Bank House Hotel in Kings Lynn). 

The Wines

Our approach to wine-making is very simple. We make wines we like to drink ourselves. Since we drink our own wine most evenings then that is a fairly important requirement. By focussing on this we have found that other people quite like our wines too and we tend to sell a lot of our wine through the recommendation of others. We have two main wines - a still, dry white wine and a sparkling white wine.

If you are interested in finding out more about our vineyard or buying our wine please feel free to contact us.

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Suffolk Wine Company Ltd

Contact: Mr Neil Gillis

Thelnetham Vineyard.
Lodge Farm, High Street
Norfolk, IP22 1JL