Crouch Ridge Vineyard
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Crouch Ridge Vineyard is located on gentle south facing slopes overlooking the River Crouch in Althorne. The long hours of sunshine and relatively low rainfall in the area make it an ideal location for growing vines and making top quality award wining still and sparkling wines.

The vineyard was planted in 2010, with classic cool climate grape varieties. Our aim is to grow vines and produce fine wines and combine it with good, local food and a lovely place to sit and relax with friends and family overlooking the local countryside, vineyard and river.

Crouch Ridge welcomes visitors to our beautiful vineyard, and tasting room all year round; Sample our range of Still and Sparkling wines and unique dry Gin; stay and relax with delicious food and wine. Throughout the year we host a number of events, including tutored vineyard tours and tasting; dates and times are added to the website,  We offer a range of food to complement our wines, including boards for meat, seafood and vegetarian lovers alike, Sunday roasts, delicious deserts and a children's menu.

The tasting room has a large indoor seated area, which is heated in the Winter, and cooled down in the Summer,  it is easily accessible for disabled people. 

There is a large decking area, part of which is covered to accommodate visitors outside, and a grass area in the Vineyard with picnic benches, well behaved pets are welcome on leads in this area.

We can cater for private parties and tailor them to your requirements, please either email or telephone, to discuss what packages are available for your celebration.

We offer public and private tours and tastings and afternoon tea by appointment. Check out the vineyard website for further details and contact the Vineyard on 01621 450450 between Wednesday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm to make a booking

For the perfect gift order Crouch Ridge vouchers on the website,

Award winning wines - Food Hygiene rating 5


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Customers can try a small sample of the still wines before they buy bottles of wine, whether a single bottle for a special occasion, or a mix case, we can accommodate your needs.
There is also a full range of hot and cold drinks, and a complementary menu for a snack to pair with the wine to a full afternoon tea, (reservation needed)



  • Disabled access


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car: From South Woodham Ferrers, follow the B1010 through North Fambridge and into Althorne, once in Althorne , pass the War memorial at Station Road and the vineyard is just past this on the right, look for the road sign and flag, by the entrance. From Maldon, head to Latchingdon, and then to Althorne, once in Althorne follow the road until you get to a T junction opposite Ford’s garage. Turn right and follow the B1010, go past St Andrews church on the right, and the vineyard is just past the 40mph sign on the left, about 200 metres.  Look for the flag above the entrance. By public transport: The vineyard is a 7 minute walk from Althorne station, which is on the Wickford to Southminster Greater Anglia line that is connected to the Southend Victoria to Liverpool Street line, it is just over 1 hour from Liverpool Street station. The nearest railway station is Althorne, which is 0.5 miles away.

Crouch Ridge Vineyard


Fambridge Road, Althorne, Nr Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6BZ

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 18:00

* Opening days and times - please see our website for events, tours and tastings.
For private tours and tastings please phone for an appointment.

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