Welcome to Warden Abbey

The Community Vineyard

Warden Abbey Community Vineyard is managed by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC), the leading community development agency working across Bedfordshire, with a proven track record built up over 60 years.

Covid update

Subject to changing Covid-19 restrictions

  • we open for tours and events from May, bookings are now open
  • we are sorry we are unable to run Pruning Experience mornings
  • our volunteer sessions are currently restricted in size
  • strict protocols are in place to keep everyone safe

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Get involved

Our vines are cared for by brilliant volunteers, who also help us with historical research, vineyard tours, organising events and fund-raising.

Visit us

Enjoy an experience at Bedfordshireโ€™s historic and beautiful vineyard and round off with a tasting of our delicious wine.

Buy online

Browse and purchase vineyard experiences, tour vouchers, books and Warden Abbey Friends membership in our online shop.

Great day. Relaxing, interesting, and a lovely setting. A hidden gem. Did not know this vineyard was in Bedford. Great wines!
- Tom C

Discover our wine

We aim to produce award-winning quality still white wines each year, supplemented by a sparkling blend when conditions favour.

Bacchus 2019

Bacchus Wine Label - statue of the god Bacchus

We only make Bacchus in the best years. Warden Abbey Bacchus 2019 is our first since the 2015 vintage which won a bronze medal in both the 2017 Decanter World Wide Awards and UK Wine Awards. The 2019 is still young and will continue to develop over the coming year.

The Reformer 2018

Closeup of The Reformer White wine

Sister wine to our hugely popular Novicemaster. Its refreshing acidity gives rapier like precision and purity.

Warden Abbey Brut 2015

A pear and tropical fruit influence gives a sweet feel to the mid palate, nice depth of flavour with lime and apple at the back refreshing the long finish.

Very Low Stock - only available by the glass at vineyard events

Bottles of sparking Warden Abbey wine

News and events

Keep up to date with all the latest Warden Abbey news and events.

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Thank you to everyone who came to support us and some fab local businesses yesterday. Thanks too to our very special volunteers who made the day go smoothly! So wonderful to be back at Shuttleworth. #keepingitlocal #buyhandmade #buylocal ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who came to support us and some fab local businesses yesterday. Thanks too to our very special volunteers who made the day go smoothly! So wonderful to be back at Shuttleworth. #keepingitlocal #buyhandmade #buylocal

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Thanks for coming, hope you enjoyed the event and wine.

It was a nice event. I'm looking forward to enjoying my wines over the festive period. It was good to be able to sample them before buying!

We are in the picture!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

Oh pity l missed this, would be something l will look out for on future. ๐Ÿ˜ช

We're off! 11 to 4 today. Xmas Wine Sale, food and craft stalls. Head for Shuttleworth House! ... See MoreSee Less

Were off! 11 to 4 today. Xmas Wine Sale, food and craft stalls. Head for Shuttleworth House!

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿฅ‚We're looking forward to meeting you on Sunday! Find out more about Bedfordshire's community vineyard, enjoy free tastings of our delicious wines, or simply find out more about getting involved. This year we're joined at Shuttleworth House by friends from Kelchner Brewery Willow Tree Gin Ant's Chilli House Essensual Scents with their fabulous range of home-made candles and room fragrances, Silsoe Glass and Rookery Nook cards and prints, plus preserves, jewellery and crafts made by our volunteers. Have a cup of tea or glass of wine as you browse! Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰https://bit.ly/3okh7PH

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜#keepitlocal #charity #Vineyard #volunteers #englishwine #bedfordshire Shuttleworth Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity Greensand Country Experience Bedfordshire
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๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿฅ‚Were looking forward to meeting you on Sunday! Find out more about Bedfordshires community vineyard, enjoy free tastings of our delicious wines, or simply find out more about getting involved. This year were joined at Shuttleworth House  by friends from Kelchner Brewery Willow Tree Gin Ants Chilli House Essensual Scents with their fabulous range of home-made candles and room fragrances, Silsoe Glass and Rookery Nook cards and prints, plus preserves, jewellery and crafts made by our volunteers. Have a cup of tea or glass of wine as you browse! Find out more  ๐Ÿ‘‰https://bit.ly/3okh7PH

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜#keepitlocal #charity #vineyard #volunteers #englishwine #bedfordshire  Shuttleworth Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity Greensand Country Experience Bedfordshire

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Mark Harrison

I really enjoyed picking today โ€“ I met some lovely people and had a giggle so thank you! I would love to help again when you next need unskilled labour โ€“ if you will have me!
- Amanda, Ampthill

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