The traditional Coquard press at Wiston is one of only four outside of France and is unique to the UK.
Its large surface area and exceptionally gentle pressing enables extraction of the very highest quality. This is at the heart of our winemaking philosophy to maximise the purity of the juice at pressing, followed by minimum intervention in the winemaking process so the wine can best reflect its vineyard’s origin.
It also adds great aesthetic appeal to the winery when not in use, which is important given that this is for 50 weeks of the year!
With all of care and attention that goes into making our wines, we’re thrilled to have been awarded ‘Winery of the Year’ in the WineGB Awards 2018, which is a huge accolade as it’s the most important competition for the English and Welsh Wine Industry.