Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find you?
Our SatNav postcode is YO60 7LS however, we share a postcode with neighbouring farms. Going towards Leavening on the road signposted Leavening, Burythorpe & Thixendale we are the first farm on the right. We have two white signs at the top of our farm track. Although our postal address is Westow, we are on the road to Leavening. A map can be found here.
How do I book onto a wine tour?
Tours can be booked on our ‘Tours’ page for a specific date. Tours run weekends from Easter until October and available dates are shown on the drop down menu to the right of the page on the booking form. This is a print at home ticket.
I don’t know when to visit?
You could buy a Tour & Tasting for one or two on our shop page under ‘Gift Vouchers’. Vouchers can be used for booking onto any tour and are valid for 12 months subject to availability.
How do I book onto a wine tour with a Ryedale Vineyards voucher?
Please choose your date from the available list on the ‘Tours’ page and either email us or telephone us with your preferred date, we will confirm the date by email.
How do I book onto a wine tour with an Activity Superstore voucher?
Please follow the instructions on your voucher to obtain an activation code and then choose a preferred date for your tour as above. Telephone us with your chosen date and voucher code.
When is the best time to visit the vineyard?
The vines are dormant until late spring when bud burst occurs. Flowers appear on the vines usually in late June early July, fruit starts forming straight after flowering. We harvest mid to late September right through October.
Can I stay overnight following my wine tour?
If we have availability it will be shown on our 'Book A Room' page. However, accommodation does get booked up very quickly, especially in summer and autumn.
When will I have a tour if I am staying with you?
For guests staying with us you can add the option of a wine tour and tasting to your booking. We will usually hold a tour for guests around 4pm on your day of arrival.
Do you do private tours?
I don’t have a PayPal account.
One is not needed, we use PayPal to process card payments, you can proceed without logging in to an account or creating one, just use the button that says ‘Pay By Debit or Credit Card’.
Do you allow camping or caravans?
We are sorry but we do not have the facilities to allow camping at the vineyard.
Can I bring children to the tour?
The tour and the working nature of the farm are not suitable for children
Can I bring my dog?
No, dogs are not permitted at the vineyard or left in a car
I don’t want to drive, is there public transport?
The vineyard is in a rural area, there is no public transport. The nearest rail station is Malton approximately six miles away which has links to Leeds and Scarborough. Taxis are available in Malton near to the station but should be booked to ensure they are available.
Is there anywhere to stay nearby?
If we are fully booked, there are places to stay in Malton approximately six miles away or surrounding villages, more information can be found on www.visitmalton.com
Where is there to eat if I am staying with you?
There are two local pubs both serving delicious food, The Jolly Farmers at Leavening is less than 1.5 miles and The Blacksmith's Arms at Westow is around 3 miles away. Details of both can be found on their websites:
Do you have a cafe?
No we are a working vineyard and do not have any facilities for visitors arriving early for tours or accommodation.
Can I buy wine when we come to visit?
Yes wine and cider are sold direct from the cellar door.
Can I pop down to buy wine?
Yes, although it is best to telephone us first on 01653 658035 as we can be working away in the fields and there may not be anyone here to assist.
Why cannot I buy wine online anymore?
We have yet to find a reliable courier, unfortunately despite our extensive packing, deliveries were still being broken and being glass were not insured. This left customers unhappy and us having to replace consignments. Please contact us if you need a supply of wine for a special event.
Where can I buy your wine?
We have a list of stockists here
Can we have our wedding at the vineyard?
We are in the process of producing a wedding brochure. We have a beautiful meadow at the vineyard which is perfect for marquees, if you require further information, please contact us