Warden Abbey Vineyard
Nestled between the picturesque villages of Old Warden and Cardington, vines were first planted on this beautiful Bedfordshire field in medieval times by monks at the Cistercian Abbey of Warden. Centuries later, the monks' Lyttel Vineyard was re-planted and has produced award-winning wines ever since.
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity now lease the five acre vineyard in an ambitious not-for-profit venture to provide a unique community and educational resource.
Today, its an army of volunteers who tend the vines all year round, as well as run tours, school visits, social and therapeutic horticulture, wildlife and heritage projects.
Open monthly for public tours & tastings between May and September. History tours too. Dates are advertised on the website and Facebook. Private tours for large groups can also be arranged. We also hold an Open Day in September.
Tours: £10/head for adults (accompanied children free)
Off Bedford Road
Old Warden Bedfordshire SG18 9LS