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Enriching life with every bottle

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A family journey of quality, passion and friendship

Yorkshire Heart is award-winning family run vineyard and brewery based at Nun Monkton in the heart of Yorkshire. The vineyard, near York, started as a hobby for chief winemaker Gillian in 2000 with 35 vines. Now the Spakouskas family lovingly nurture 22,000 vines all year round, producing fine English wine from grape to glass on-site in their winery. 

The vineyard is cared for by incredibly passionate and friendly people! The team is headed up by Gillian and husband Chris, son Tim and wife Georgina, plus a wonderful team of staff who dedicate their time to producing drinks loved and enjoyed by many.

In 2011, Yorkshire Heart established a micro-brewery producing craft ales, pilsners and stouts. The brewery is managed by Tim Spakouskas, son of Yorkshire Heart founders Chris and Gillian. With a huge range of beer flavours to suit every taste and preference, Yorkshire Heart Brewery has become widely known and loved by beer drinkers, bars and restaurants across the region.

Yorkshire Heart Family

A family journey of quality, passion and friendship

Yorkshire Heart is award-winning family run vineyard and brewery based at Nun Monkton in the heart of Yorkshire. The vineyard, near York, started as a hobby for chief winemaker Gillian in 2000 with 35 vines. Now the Spakouskas family lovingly nurture 22,000 vines all year round, producing fine English wine from grape to glass on-site in their winery. 

The vineyard is cared for by incredibly passionate and friendly people! The team is headed up by Gillian and husband Chris, son Tim and wife Georgina, plus a wonderful team of staff who dedicate their time to producing drinks loved and enjoyed by many.

In 2011, Yorkshire Heart established a micro-brewery producing craft ales, pilsners and stouts. The brewery is managed by Tim Spakouskas, son of Yorkshire Heart founders Chris and Gillian. With a huge range of beer flavours to suit every taste and preference, Yorkshire Heart Brewery has become widely known and loved by beer drinkers, bars and restaurants across the region.

Yorkshire Heart Family

Our mission

To create Yorkshire’s most loved drinks, enriching life with every bottle:

By sharing our expertise with our customers and fellow producers
By striving to improve our business, products and teamwork
By nurturing the land, community and environment

The Yorkshire Heart values

Quality

We over the best quality experience to our visitors and customers through our commitment to improvement.

Passion

We share our unrivalled passion for every little part of our business

Friendship & Togetherness

Yorkshire Heart brings people together – every glass contains oodles of good nature! Whether we are among the vines pruning, leading a tour, meeting other producers or hosting an event, we always demonstrate helpfulness, warmth and good spirit.

Enjoyment

Above all, Yorkshire Heart stands for enjoyment. Every bottle is made to be enjoyed and perfectly paired with happiness!