Welcome to Yorkshire Heart
Yorkshire Heart is a small family run Vineyard & Brewery based in Nun Monkton an idyllic village between Harrogate & York along the A59. Here at Yorkshire Heart we focus on producing quality easy drinking ales in cask and bottles from our modern micro brewery, as well as fine English wines from our Vineyard & Winery.
Yorkshire Heart vineyard was born from a love of making wine from the fruits found in hedgerows and gardens and a passion for growing plants .In the early part of 2000 we planted 35 vines in our garden at Green Hammerton, 5 years later we had made our first official wine [to be called wine it has to be made from grapes], this inspired us to look at the possibility of planting on a commercial basis. After consultancy about site, climate and soil testing, the 7 acres field was selected as having most potential.
2006 saw the very first 1000 vines planted, followed by 1000 to 3000 vines planted each April for the next 5 years bringing the total number to 12,500 which has filled the site. We are growing 17 varieties to find out which are most suited to our climate and topography, also which will make the best quality and flavoured wines.
2014 has seen an exciting development in the vineyard.. In May we planted a new vineyard on the adjoining field,we have planted 1000 Rondo for Red and Rosé wines,1,500 Ortega for quality white wine and 2000 Seyval Blanc for our award winning English sparkling wine.Also we have started a cider orchard which is a mixture of desert,cooking and cider trees.
All the vines and fruit trees will come into production 2017
Yorkshire Heart Brewery was established relatively recently on the back of the success of our vineyard and fulfilling Chris and his son’s Tim’s long held ‘taste’ for beer, we have developed a micro-brewery just a short hop and a skip from the vineyard.
The brewery grew from a modest initial proposal into a very efficient brew house when we realised that to produce top quality ales we had to use top quality ingredients and equipment
All our beers are brewed on site using top quality malts and hops, including water from our own natural spring giving the beer its unique Yorkshire taste to perfectly compliment the rich heritage of local produce and foods.
Our range of beers is regularly changing to reflect the changing seasons and good local fare available in the area.
Our beers are available in a variety of pubs local and further afield.
Providing you with an idyllic and unique rural location to host your own special celebration, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, christening or wedding here at Yorkshire Heart we are committed to making your event special. What could be better than holding your event on our green settings surrounded by our beautiful vines with some excellent opportunities for some fantastic photographs of your special day. We have different packages available, whether you would like to just hire the venue or take the opportunity of being able to include our fantastic home grown English wines and cask ales brewed just a hop and a skip from the vineyard to your package also, please see the Venue Hire & Events page for more information.
Tours & Tastings
Yorkshire Heart now offer both Brewery & Vineyard Tours & Tasting sessions. The Vineyard is best visited between May & September, at this time of year there is plenty to see i.e. the difference in the growth patterns of the vines (we have 15 varieties) and weather is more favourable (hopefully!).
We have many different packages available however here at Yorkshire Heart we will try to tailor our wine tours and tastings to specific needs as much as possible, please see our Wine tours & tastings page for more information.