Stocks of wine at Oxfordshire’s Bothy Vineyard are now at such a low level that owners Richard and Sian Liwicki have taken the decision to close the vineyard’s shop after Saturday 20 October.
Richard says: “This is to say that whilst there will not be any regular opening times this year, we would still be happy to sell you wine by appointment whilst stocks last.”
A summary of Bothy’s wine stocks shows that:
- Renaissance – sold out.
- The Oxford Dry 2011, £8.50, a long, well-integrated white fruit, is now nearly sold out. .
- The red Cote Bothy 2010, £7.90, light in alcohol, fresh cherries and blackcurrant fruit, spice is drinking well and very versatile with food.
- Oxford Fume 2011 is now finally on sale at £9.90 per bottle. Racy acidity that will mellow with time, soft fruit, slightly buttery, balanced perfectly by an aromatic oak. Wonderful length and character.
- The Doctor’s Bacchus 2011, £8.50, this lively and assertive wine tastes of elderflowers, grass and blackcurrent leaves.
The vineyard is harvesting this Saturday. Liwicki says: “We should be very busy (headless chickens spring to mind) and it may not be possible for us to provide you with the level of service that we normally would wish to do so! We apologise in advance.”