Rondo rosé 2022

(8 customer reviews)

£14.95£89.70

NEW! 2022 release |  After a short hiatus our Rondo rosé is back and boy have we missed it! 2022 was a blessing to the vines. Whilst we baked in the heatwaves of a gorgeous summer the vines thrived and produced a bumper crop. Well-balanced and fruity as ever, the ‘summer in a bottle’ vibe is back to keep you refreshed in the summer sun, or to compliment some delicious meals.

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THE TASTY BIT

Off dry, Summer berries
food pairing iconPair with charcuterie, paella + Asian dishes

Bold in colour and flavour our Rondo rosé serves up delicious hints of strawberry and raspberry with zingy cranberries and cherries to finish. Why not sit back and relax with a chilled glass (4°C) in hand or pair with delicate meats such as duck, lamb and fresh Devon seafood. The finishing touch to a BBQ or summer evening in the garden. We also love to pair our Rondo rosé with local charcuterie, fresh paella + Asian dishes.

THE YEAR

2022 was a scorcher! I think we all felt it as we heard the news of record-breaking temperatures and crazy wildfires across the UK and Europe. Whilst some effects were of course unwanted and left us a bit hot, bothered and sunburnt, our vines thrived and produced a bumper crop of fantastic, quality grapes.  The year started well, without any frost risk and led into an extraordinary year, one to remember. It was a pleasure to pick this harvest with our great team of volunteers and even nicer to follow its progression through the winery over the winter. We bottled over 3000 bottles of this vintage to keep us all going and to make sure everyone stays refreshed as we head into summer 2023.

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THE VINES

We planted our first 500 Rondo (originally from Germany) back in 2012 as a bit of a test next to our Madeleine Angevine. It paid off, the vines love it with us at Alder and grow like crazy (it can be fun pruning them though). Our Rondo rosé has been such a hit that we now have around 1,000 vines and are looking to expand again. Seems everyone wants a bottle of sunshine!

Rondo rosé ❤️

‘Hands down the best English wine I’ve tried (which is a lot!?) and lovely people to boot’
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‘Excellent wines, particularly the rose, which cries out for a sunny afternoon!’
Geoff Cusick

11.5%VOL – 75CL – CONTAINS SULPHITES

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8 reviews for Rondo rosé 2022

  1. Emma

    Fresh, crisp and summery, a beautiful rose perfect for a bright summers evening in the garden. Thoroughly recommend!

  2. Christine Jackson x

    Tried this for the first time this week. It was delicious.! Will definitely buy it again

  3. Peter Jackson

    We have had a few wines from this vineyard in the past and have throughly enjoyed them. I would recommend you try Alder wine and believe you will be impressed.

  4. Belinda Wheeler

    A perfect picnic wine. Light in alcohol and very fruity. We drank the whole bottle sitting in the garden in the lockdown sunshine. Perfect!

  5. Helen BIrch (verified owner)

    My go too wine! Perfect to relax in the garden on an evening with friends. I love the fruity flavours.

  6. Mrs Lesley Stephens

    We tried both wines and really enjoyed them, they are lovely and fresh with different fruit flavours. We also enjoyed lunch at the vineyard a really good visit and will be looking forward to trying more of your delious wine. Only problem is we live nr the Kent coast.

  7. Sharon Hudson

    We visited the vineyard on the most beautiful day, we toured the vines and tasted the amazing wine, and stayed for a bite to eat, all in all a fantastic day out. You can feel the love this family have for what they do, and they should be proud of the wine it produces.

  8. Phillip Parker

    Tried this lovely rosé in the Blue Lion Inn, also in Lewdown, and it was a wonderful addition to our meal. An enticing nose, rewarded with a beautiful, fruity flavour.
    We shall be popping over to Alder soon for a few bottles.

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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 hello@aldervineyard.uk 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 tom@aldervineyard.uk. We will endeavour to adapt the tour to suit your individual needs where possible. 

 

Hearing:

  • 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. 

 

Visual

  • 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. 

 

General

  • 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. 

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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.

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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.

Payment

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

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