A wooden cottage houses Aurum’s tasting room. Joan and Tony Lawrence planted vines in 1997 and now their son Brook looks after the vineyards, while daughter-in-law Lucie makes the wines in the adjoining winery. Lucie is French and brings a European touch to her wines. Aurum’s reserve pinot noirs, named after Brook and Lucie’s daughters, Mathilde and Madeleine, are particularly elegant expressions.
Things To Know
Lucie is a whizz with pinot gris, making not only an intense, off-dry style oozing quince and mandarin peel, but also a sparkling blanc de blancs, an unusual Amber Wine, a botrytised pinot gris, and even Port Molyneux, a fortified white port style.
Try the various expressions of pinot gris. The 2012 pinot noirs are particularly fine.
Aurum also sells olive oil made from its own trees.