Medium Dry White
None - access to vineyard is for the hardy - equipped with stout boots!
Sales by appointment (Single or case) - ring for instructions
Wine Maker Carr Taylor Vineyards - Hastings
The Iron Railway is one of Surrey's hidden vineyards - planted on the old route
of the horse-drawn Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Iron Railway which was open from
1805 to 1842. The vineyard is part of
a 7 acre holding at the summit cutting, with 2.5 acres of vines, fruit and vegetables
The Madeliene vines were planted on the calcareous soils in 1982
and 1983, with Phoenix being added to later. (The latter have only just been approved for
growing in this country.) Wines are available from the owner, or from local farm shops and
All photos and maps are from the vineyard leaflet
Access is not easy and visits must be booked as the owner lives nearby, not on site.
Motorists should approach along the A23 from Merstham to Hooley. After passing Harp's Oak Lane,
in the one-way system, turn into the unlabelled access road running alongside the A23 leading towards Glebe Road.
The Holding is directly opposite, across the road.