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Knightor Winery - English Wine in Cornwall

Winery, wedding & events venue

Knightor Winery is a producer of premium English still and sparkling wines, located in South Cornwall, a stones throw from the Eden Project. 

Set in a tranquil location above St Austell Bay, Knightor Winery is positioned within 4 acres of beautiful Cornish pasture, orchard and hedgerows, with a traditional threshing barn and granite courtyard providing the ultimate venue for weddings and special events throughout the year.

Using grapes grown in Knightor vineyards in Portscatho and Seaton on the South Cornish coast, as well as other English vineyards, we create limited production still, sparkling wines and our very own English Vermouth. 

We are very passionate about winemaking and visitors are more than welcome to visit us to discover how we make our English wines. Discover more about Cornish winemaking with a tour or tasting; a member of our team will be delighted to tell you more about our wines and it's likely you'll meet our winemaker, David. 

While inspiration is taken from both the old and new world, there is no desire to mimic and a relatively hands-off approach to winemaking is taken here at Knightor. 

With English wine the difference is generally the lightness and elegance of style – this is its hallmark and what it can do really well. We do not try to ape or copy styles, particularly from warmer climates and think Will Lyons in the Wall Street Journal expresses the English style really well:

​"But I don’t like the comparison with Champagne anyway. English sparkling wine has its own character. It’s much more fruit-driven and has a zippy, racing acidity. The best examples are dry and delicate but, once in the mouth, electrify with their bright crispness. Their quality is such that they don’t need to be likened to their counterparts in France. When it comes to sparkling wine, England can stand on its own two feet."

Not surprisingly our wines are a great match for the wonderful seafood that abounds in Cornwall. Also great as aperitifs, their range and versatility may surprise you. Nathan Outlaw's sommelier said of Knightor "Their Trevannion is completely different in style and has an incredible depth of flavour, enough to stand up to curry!"