Toby and Esther McKinnel moved to Ten Acres in 2007 having lived in southern Hungary for five years in a house on a hill with a vineyard. Armed with winemaking knowledge passed on from Hungarian elders, Toby and Esther pursued their dream to plant and nurture their own vineyard in Devon, with vine varieties tough enough to withstand the proximity to Dartmoor's weather. Ten Acres Vineyard has over 2,500 vines on the south-facing slope of Winkleigh's wartime airfield. The first plantings were in 2008. The pressing, fermenting and bottling of our wines all takes place in our small wine-making cellar.
The vineyard is well-signed with information provided. This means visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour and we are happy to answer any questions. We also offer guided tours of the vineyard and winery with a tasting.