Buy local this Christmas

Buy local this Christmas at Alder Vineyard

Looking for gifts that are a little different and exciting? Why not buy local this Christmas with us

I don’t know about you but I love the festive season and unwrapping presents on Christmas Day. You can’t beat a nice cold day with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a mince pie in the other. The bit I’m not so keen on is trying to think of interesting gifts that haven’t already been bought the year before for friends and family. This is even harder for people with big families or for the office secret Santa. That’s why I always try to buy local, looking for products made by interesting and creative companies and makers. The south-west is a hive of productivity and you can rest assured you’ll find something for everyone being made close to home.

It’s in this spirit that we have stocked our shop, to celebrate the people behind the items. Every product we sell has to be made within the south-west. 90% of our products come from Devon with a few coming up from Cornwall and some from Dorset. Most have very low food miles and nearly all our products are plastic-free or fully compostable. So, besides the bottle of English wine (which would go very well with the Christmas Day turkey) you’ll be sure to find plenty of other lovely, local products at our on-site shop.

Whether you’re looking for gin, rum or vodka. Or wanting to give someone the experience of visiting our award-winning vineyard. Perhaps you have a friend who loves tea, jams or peanut butter. We even stock locally made plastic-free cosmetics and you can build your own hamper of a mixture of items.

Here are a few of our products, all dressed up ready for Christmas. All available in our vineyard shop Thurs-Sat 10-4pm.


Buy local wine this Christmas at Alder Vineyard


Our Wines

Our award-winning wines make fantastic gifts, wrapped up or even as a treat for the Christmas lunch. You can’t get better than a local wine to go with a nice slice of turkey.

You can order wine online here or visit our on-site shop.

Bottle Balancers

Our new hand made bottle balancers are a fantastic way of displaying a bottle as a centrepiece on the table or on the mantlepiece next to the kids’ stockings.


Buy local wine tours this Christmas at Alder Vineyard


Tour and Tasting Vouchers

Why not treat your loved ones to a Tour and Tasting Experience here at the vineyard. Vouchers can be redeemed within 18 months of purchase but we recommend visiting during the summer to see the vineyard at its best and to find out how we grow our grapes, nestled below Dartmoor.

You can buy vouchers online here.


Buy local vodka & rum this Christmas at Alder Vineyard


Tors Vodka

This gloriously smooth vodka is made in Okehampton, just a few miles away, with water from Dartmoor. Their latest addition to the range is these fruit liqueurs. Perfect on their own, with a mixer or drizzled over a fruit salad.

Two Drifters Rum

These rums (White, spiced and dark) come from Exeter. From the worlds first carbon-negative distillery. Made from scratch in their new, state of the art facilities these rums are a real delight. Try pairing the spiced rum with a Luscombe Ginger Beer for the perfect drink.


Buy local gin this Christmas at Alder Vineyard


Papillion Gin

Created using botanicals foraged for by hand on Dartmoor, its no wonder the wonderful Claire and Adam at Papillion Gin are winning awards on a global level. Taste the violets and subtle flavours in the original gin, or go bold and try The Admiral, the navy strength alternative.

Wicked Wolf

Also created in Devon, this time on Exmoor, Wicked Wolf Gin is alive with warming spices such as star anise. Pair with a nice local tonic from Luscombe and try not to finish the whole bottle in one sitting!


Buy local beer & cider this Christmas at Alder Vineyard


Bere Brewery Real Ales

Brewed in the Tamar Valley, these bottle conditioned beers are created to showcase distinctive local characteristics. Bere Brewery uses homegrown hops and sustainable techniques to capture these flavours.

Sandford Orchards Ciders

You can’t beat cider made in the south-west and Sandford orchards are one of the best producers around! Made near Crediton using modern versions of age-old techniques to create interesting and distinct ciders.


Buy local food this Christmas at Alder Vineyard


Willie’s Cacao

These are some of the most divine chocolate bars we have ever tasted and they are made in Devon. Using specifically chosen beans from all over the world in a way that allows the natural flavours to dominate the bar.

Butter Bike Peanut Butters

These amazing peanut butters are made in Exeter. Originally, jars would be filled and delivered across the city by bike to eager peanut butter fans. Each jar is free of added oils, sugar and preservatives making them that much tastier.


Buy local cosmetics this Christmas at Alder Vineyard


Naturally Gorgeous Cosmetics

Born from a belief that too much plastic is ending up in the oceans, this range of soaps, shampoos, conditioners and moisturisers are completely plastic-free. They are also chemical-free, using natural oils and components derived from plants and other natural sources. They smell amazing, are kind to your skin and make the perfect stocking filler.

To buy local, visit our on-site shop and discover more.
Open Thursday – Saturday, 10-4pm.


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Opening times

9-5pm wed-sun

Christmas opening times


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We are so glad you decided to join us. We have just sent you an email to confirm your email address then you’ll be a fully-fledged member of our Vine Club.

Large table bookings

As a small team prided on serving freshly cooked plates we have a few restrictions when it comes to larger groups detailed below:

Please note a £10pp charge against a credit/debit card is required to book a table of 8+. No charge is taken unless you don’t show up on the day or cancel without 48hrs notice.

Tables 8-12 people – A pre-order (with allergy information) from our menus (click here) is required at least 1 week before your booking.

Tables 12-40 people – We can only serve our signature sharing platters for groups over 12. Please see our lunch menu (click here) to see our current platter range. A pre-order (with allergy information) is required at least 1 week before your booking.

Delivery costs

STANDARD (3-4 days*)

PREMIUM (1-2 days*)

*Please note days refers to our working days Tue-Sat. As we are closed every Monday. 

Sunset winemakers tour + supper evenings

Next: Sat 3rd August – The ultimate evening with us. Discover our story + learn all about English wine. Followed by our kitchens take on a traditional paella cooked overlooking Dartmoor.

Alcohol Awareness

We love wine here at Alder Vineyard but it’s useful to remember that wine is of course an alcoholic product. Whilst wine can be enjoyed in moderation, it is important to seek help and advice if you think you, or a loved one is drinking too much. 

You must be 18 or over to purchase wine and other alcoholic products. 

Our Kitchen is well stocked with drinks from across Devon and beyond and proudly includes several non-alcoholic options. This includes non-alcoholic beers, gin-alternatives, mocktails and of course, soft drinks. 

If you think you, or a loved one may need help and support due to alcohol misuse, please use the links below to find incredibly useful charities and resources that can help you. 

Sustainability Statement

We are proudly committed to protecting our environment and the planet in any way we possibly can. Our ethical and sustainable practices are at the heart of what we do here. 

What have we done so far?

  • Introduction of ‘wild areas’. The garden of the Kitchen includes our gorgeous wildflower area that is ever-changing and evolving. We have also set aside a huge area of land below the vineyard which has become our nature haven. We are allowing mother nature to repossess this area, surrounding a beautiful stream. Encouraging wildflowers and native species to thrive on our vineyard land. 
  • 100% of our power comes from renewable provider Octopus, powering the Kitchen, winery and shop. We also use energy-saving light bulbs and other techniques to reduce our uses wherever possible. 
  • We source products and ingredients from countless local suppliers, reducing food miles and supporting other local businesses. 
  • We send no waste to landfill. 100% of our waste is recycled, reused, composted or used to make energy via DCW 
  • We harness a natural spring on the farm to provide water for tasks such as washing vehicles, vineyard work, watering plants and flower beds. We only use mains water for use in the kitchen and winery. 
  • Our own products are bottled in lightweight glass and aluminium caps, meaning our bottles are created, transported and recycled with minimal energy use. 
  • Our entire range is packaged in plastic-free shipping boxes and is delivered to the customer by our courier, APC who use modern, aero-dynamic, fuel-efficient vehicles that are regularly maintained and serviced to reduce carbon emissions. 
  • We promote the use of plastic-free packaging to our suppliers.
  • We employ a wonderful team of local people. Where possible we encourage car sharing, travelling by bike or electric vehicle. 


What else do we aim to do in the future:

  • Our goal is to add solar panels and batteries to our building to remove or reduce the need for power to be brought in from elsewhere. 
  • Another mission is always reducing our requirement for the use of chemicals in the vineyard. We have always refused to use insecticides, however we would like to focus on reducing the use of other sprays wherever possible in the near future whilst making use of ever evolving organic alternatives. 
  • We will be partnering with other local companies who can make use of our harvest waste. For example, our red grape skins will be used to make ‘Grappa’ for the first time in 2023.

Accessibility information

This guide is designed to make your visit as fantastic as possible and to give you the opportunity to let us know where and when we can help you with specific needs. 

Our entire building is wheelchair friendly and we will always endeavour to cater for any specific need or requirement. 

If there is anything we can do that is not mentioned in this guide, please do let us know by emailing or calling 01566783409 ahead of your visit. 


Level Access:

  • Our entire building is on one level, meaning you can get around easily with a wheelchair. 
  • You can park directly in front of the building entrance, on a flat paved area. From here you can access the café, our unisex accessible toilets, outside terrace, and the winery. 
  • Please note: If you are joining us for a tour, this does involve a walk around the vineyard which is unfortunately not wheelchair friendly. Due to the terrain of the vineyard, a steep hill and lack of hard walkways this is not suitable for wheelchair users or those who struggle to walk. For more information, or to discuss joining a tour which can be adapted to be accessible please email We will endeavour to adapt the tour to suit your individual needs where possible. 



  • Our café is a modern space designed for the very best social eating experiences. 
  • We have a fantastic, self-made, playlist of music to provide a relaxed atmosphere whilst not being imposing as you are eating. However we understand that might not be ideal for some. Each speaker in the ceiling is individually controlled and can be turned off to make a specific area quieter. Please just let us know when booking if you prefer a quiet space and we can choose a table more suited to this and turn the music off in that area. 
  • We have invested in large, padded photographs for the café walls which are actually sound buffering panels in disguise. This, along with our chair socks reduces the sound in the café as well. 
  • There are no speakers outside, however the outside area is not covered so we cant guarantee this will be suitable on wet/cold/windy days. 
  • All of our team are trained to be able to help you as much as we possibly can. 



  • Our café is designed around full height windows and have dark grey frames to make them stand out as much as possible.
  • The walls and doors have high colour contrast.
  • Our team would be more than happy to read the menu to you if you have vision problems as well as answer any questions you may have. 



  • We have a complimentary ticket system for personal assistants or carers. 
  • Our whole team has been trained to help in any way possible to ensure the best experience. 
  • We have an emergency evacuation protocol in place for disabled visitors. 

We have your Booking!

We will check our availability and be in touch soon to discuss your private group tour booking via email. 

We have your Booking!

We will check our availability and be in-touch soon to confirm your table via email.

We are Covid secure

Yours and our teams safety is our number 1 priority. We have made a number of changes in the vines to keep us all safe. This is under constant review and will be updated when the government advice changes.

safe travels

We have been verified by Visit England as ‘Good to go’

Social distancing

Please keep to a 2m distance when you visit. We have set all our tables at least 1.5m apart and do recommend face coverings in all indoor areas. Our team will still be wearing face covering when around you too.

Tables size limits

To continue to keep us safe in the vines we are keeping our tables limited to 10 people. We can accommodate larger groups but please get in touch to discuss any 10+ bookings with us.

Hand washing & cleaning

We have introduced a number of hand cleaning stations and guests are required to use hand sanatisor on entry. Our team are washing their hands between each customer and we are disinfecting all tables and chairs between use.


We are offering table service in the kitchen and advice using contactless or card payments where possible.

We have your Booking!

We will check our availability and be in-touch soon to confirm your table via email.

Booking for today?
Please call us on 01566 783 409 as we may not get to your email in time. 

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We’ve got our fingers crossed for you. We will send you an email to confirm your entry and we will be back in touch once the competition closes. Good luck!

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