At Devon Hampers, we are proud to send quality Devon produce all over the country. One of our favourite Devon Brands is Pebblebed Vineyards who produce some of the quality wines we include in our Devon Hampers.
Pebblebed actually started as a community project, where an 8 acre field was planted to create a vineyard in a disused field, next to the new home of David and Gail Leeder, by 11 families brought together by Geoff Bowden. This initial vineyard is still going strong, with 20 families now tending the vines and enjoying the social aspect and, of course, the wine!
Since then, Geoff has joined with other partners, to gain two more vineyards and in 2010 pitched his idea for a new community vineyard to BBC's Dragons Den, gaining the support of the influencial Duncan Bannatyne. This latest vineyard was planted in 2011 by 30 new individuals and partners being brought into the fold.
Pebblebed offer tours of their vineyards and winery, tastings in the cellar, and a multitude of social events, never forgetting the community spirit that helps them continue to grow.
The wines produced have won a fistful of awards from the UK Wine Awards and the South West Awards.
Want to try Pebblebed wines for yourself? Why not order a few bottles to be delivered to your door? They form a part of many of our Devon Hampers filled with authentic Devon food and drink to enjoy! Alternatively, why not order a few bottles to try from our Devon Produce section.