Our Story

The company is based in Burntwood, Staffordshire near to the beautiful cathedral city of Lichfield.

It all started in 2010 with some old demi-johns given to me by my mother in law. After trying some kit wines I ventured into trying real fruit. My first flavour was Elderberry and was enjoyed by family and friends. I then decided that I wanted to try and make other fruit wines, using my own recipes.

I took them to parties, BBQ's and gave them away as presents. The more I gave away, the more I was asked for. My next step was to apply for my license and produce fruit wines in larger batches. I gained my license in 2012 and began to produce a range of different flavours, selling to local farm shops. The business stayed part time and was run from home whilst still working full time.

By September 2015, I was running out of room to produce more wine and needed to look at moving the business to premises. I managed to acquire a unit and with a lot of hard work, got the unit to a standard to produce wine. This enabled me to produce more, as by now I was supplying wine to 20 different farm shops. This was still all part time!

In April 2016 I took the biggest step yet and gave up my full time job, company car and income to produce wine full time and bought a van.

In October 2017 we received an award as a finalist in the taste of Staffordshire awards for Drinks Manufacturer of the Year.

In September 2018 my wife Sarah joined the business part time and we were also given permission by Lord Stafford to use the 'Stafford Knot' on all of our products.


 Clive Darby

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