Dunleavy Vineyards Crowdfunder

by Dunleavy Vineyards in Bristol, , United Kingdom

£20,805

£55,000 target 10 days left
37% 121 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £55,000 is pledged by 3rd November 2021 at 2:53pm

We want to buy a beautiful field on the outskirts of Bristol so we can grow more grapes without chemicals & help us meet demand for our wine

by Dunleavy Vineyards in Bristol, , United Kingdom

The story behind Dunleavy is a simple one...

I (Ingrid) planted the vineyard 13 years ago when I was in my 20's. I grew up in rural Somerset, went to a local state school then studied Biology at University in London before moving to Bristol to start an office job. I did this for a few years before realising I wasn’t made for office life and started to work outdoors in horticulture instead. One thing led to another and I soon found myself managing some small, local vineyards and wondering if I could ever set up my own! 

Not coming from a farming or land-owning background, leasing land was the only option open to me back then if I wanted to realise my dream of becoming a wine producer. I found some land to rent and planted 3000 vines. Time has moved on and Dunleavy is doing really well. We make and sell thousands of bottles of still and sparkling wine every year. Rather than selling direct from site we sell most our wine through small, independent shops and restaurants, many of them Michelin starred. We've got several large customers in London and have become an integral part of the amazing Bristol food & drink scene. We're a small team consisting of me, and our family-run winemaking team near Glastonbury but we also get help from some great friends and volunteers. Our small leased field has given us a great start, we need to grow more grapes to keep up with demand and to do that, we need more land...

To give Dunleavy a secure base and platform on which to grow, buying land is the only sensible way forward. Our leased land is quite far out from the city. We want to buy a beautiful field on the outskirts of the city; A site where it’s easy for people to visit us, see what we’re doing and get involved.

We want to continue a process we've already started and develop new wines using new grape varieties. We want to grow our vines without the use of chemicals and embrace the nature that surrounds us. We love nature in all its forms and plan to create new habitats and support existing ones in our new site.

We hate the intimidating stuffiness that sometimes surrounds wine. We always try to do things differently and explore new ideas and ways of doing things. We like to create eye catching branding that stands out from the crowd. Above all, we like to make wine fun!



Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

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Your name on vineyard board & thank you artwork

We'll make a 'friends of Dunleavy' board at our new vineyard. On it will be the names of all the amazing people who've helped make it happen. We'll also send you a hand written, limited edition 'thank you' card featuring the artwork currently found on our 'bottom' wine label.

£30 or more

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Dawkins Brewery Tour & Tasting

Our friends at Dawkins are offering a full Brewery Tour, with extensive tasting and go away with a Gift pack of 2 bottles and a glass (or 3 bottles) LOCATION: Bristol DATE: 19th March 2022, 1pm

£30 or more

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WINE TASTING IN BATH - Wolf Wines, 18th Nov 2021

Hear our story and try our wines! A relaxed evening of wine tasting starting at 7pm with our friends at Wolf Wines in their Saloon Bar on Lower Bristol Road in Bath.

£30 or more

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WINE TASTING IN CLEVEDON - Vintage&Vine 06/03/22

Hear our story & try our wines. A relaxed afternoon event starting at 3pm on Sunday 6th March 2022. We'll be joined by our friend Luke from Sutton Ridge Vineyard as well - a real Somerset Celebration!! Charcuterie &/or nibbles will be provided.

£30 or more

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WINE TASTING IN WELLS-Grape & the Good, April 2022

Hear our story & try our wines. A relaxed evening event at this lovely, independent wine shop in the beautiful city of Wells starting at 6:30pm on Thursday 7th April 2022.

£30 or more

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WINE TASTING IN BRISTOL - Grape&Grind, March 2022

Hear our story & try our wines. A relaxed evening event starting at 7pm on Thursday 3rd March 2022 in this lovely independent drinks shop on Gloucester Road in Bristol. Our friend James from Nania's Vineyard will join us too.

£35 or more

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Bristols Finest Beer & Wine Evening!

This promises to be a great evening! Hosted by food writer & TV presenter Andy Clarke (@TVsAndyClarke), we'll be tasting wines & fantastic beers from Left Handed Giant and Wiper&True. The venue will be the private area of the iconic Finzels Reach Brewpub building. You'll get to meet the people behind the drinks and hear their story! LOCATION: Bristol DATE: 7pm, Tuesday 24th May, 2022

£35 or more

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LONDON WINE TASTING -Vinoteca, Kings Cross 4pm

LONDON WINE TASTING - Friday 18th March 2022. Vinoteca Kings Cross, 4pm Meet Ingrid - try her wines and hear her story! Plus 15% discount on any Vinoteca wine bought that day from shop or with meal.

£35 or more

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LONDON WINETASTING -Vinoteca, Kings Cross 7pm

LONDON WINETASTING - Friday 18th March 2022. Vinoteca Kings Cross, 7pm Meet Ingrid - try her wines and hear her story! Plus 15% discount on any Vinoteca wine bought that day from shop or with meal.

£35 or more

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WINE TASTING/COCKTAIL DEMO -Chew Valley Distillery

Hear our story & try our wines. A relaxed evening event starting at 7pm on Thursday 3rd Feb 2022 at the Chew Valley Distillery bar in Chew Magna. Watch Jan from Chew Valley Distillery give a cocktail demo using our wines and take home a cocktail recipe card to try for yourself at home!

£40 or more

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FANTASTIC SNACKS & WINES @The Ethicurean, Somerset

Hear our story & try our wines. A relaxed evening at the amazing Ethicurean restaurant in Somerset starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday 15th Feb 2022. Join head chef Mark McCabe & Ingrid from Dunleavy for fantastically paired snacks and wines!

£40 or more

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CHEESE & WINE IN BRISTOL - Native Vine, Jan 2022

Hear our story & try our wines. A relaxed evening of cheese & wine starting at 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022 in this lovely independent cafe/deli in Bedminster, Bristol. A good Xmas gift idea maybe?

£50 or more

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Adopt a vine & invitation to harvest it!

We'll put your name on a baby vine in our new vineyard and send you an invitation to harvest it when the time comes. It can take 2-3 years but good things come to those who wait!

£50 or more

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Dunleavy 'GOLD CLUB' Membership

One off chance to get a long-term discount on direct wine purchases from us for a whole year! (20% off all direct purchases of our wines for 12 months)

£50 or more

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Dunleavy Stockist Discount Card

Over 32 fabulous restaurants, shops and businesses across the UK have agreed to be on our special card. We love all our customers and want you to know who they are!!! You'll get 10% discount off any bill over £50 capped at max of £10 discount.

£60 or more

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Vineyard Tour and Tasting for 4 people 16/09/2022

Visit our vineyard FRIDAY 1:30PM SEPTEMBER 16TH 2022. Hear our story, see our vines and try our wines! A relaxed afternoon for all. This could be at our existing rented location or our new vineyard site - to be confirmed.

£60 or more

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Vineyard Tour and Tasting for 4 people 23/09/2022

Visit our vineyard FRIDAY 1:30PM SEPTEMBER 23TH 2022. Hear our story, see our vines and try our wines! A relaxed afternoon for all. This could be at our existing rented location or our new vineyard site - to be confirmed.

£60 or more

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EXTRACT COFFEE ROASTERS PACKAGE

Our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters in Bristol have offered 6 months coffee subscription plus an organic cotton Extract Coffee T-shirt. We'll throw in 'Adopt a Vine' to make this a really fun combo! Maybe a good xmas gift?

£80 or more

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Harvest Supper 2022 with Claire Thomson

Invitation to come harvest our grapes and have a harvest supper on site with the fabulous Telegraph Food Columnist & chef Claire Thomson! AKA @5oclockapron Date to be confirmed nearer the time - October 2022.

£130 or more

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Dunleavy 2021 Still White Wine & Adopt a vine!

We're making a small, one-off batch of still white wine which will ONLY be available via this crowdfunder. This will be your only chance to get some! You'll get 6 bottles of our amazing white wine and we'll also put you name on a baby vine in the new vineyard. MAINLAND UK ONLY.

£650 or more

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ULTIMATE - You (or your pet) on our wine label!

Your image on our wine! We love making quirky labels so for this reward you can either send us your high res. image or come along to our professional studio session in Bristol on 17th January 2022. Photographer Pete Axford will take pictures of you or your pet & we'll work our magic to create a fantastically fun wine label. We'll retain editorial control but you'll get digital copies of the pictures we take & a case of wine with your labels!

£750 or more

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ALL IN?

For this you'll get a mention on our vineyard board, a thank you card, our Dunleavy stockist card, adopt a baby vine with invitation to harvest, Dunleavy Gold Club Membership and your face on a wine label!

£60 or more

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Vineyard Tour and Tasting for 4 people 09/09/2022

Visit our vineyard 1:30PM SEPTEMBER 9TH 2022. Hear our story, see our vines and try our wines! A relaxed afternoon for all. This could be at our existing rented location or our new vineyard site - to be confirmed.

£60 or more

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Vineyard Tour and Tasting for 4 people 30/09/2022

Visit our vineyard FRIDAY 1:30PM SEPTEMBER 30TH 2022. Hear our story, see our vines and try our wines! A relaxed afternoon for all. This could be at our existing rented location or our new vineyard site - to be confirmed.

£120 or more

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MEAL FOR 2 AT POCO & Adopt a Vine, BRISTOL

Poco were our very first restaurant customer! They're a fantastic restaurant in central Bristol specialising in local & sustainably sourced food & drink. This reward is a meal voucher for 2 people and includes a bottle of Dunleavy to drink. We’ll also add ‘adopt a vine’ in our new vineyard!

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