Our story starts in 1973 when local wine retailer Alan McKechnie started harvesting the vines on his small fruit farm. With a little help from the 1976 record summer temperatures and bumper harvest, his small fruit farm begun to expand. After nurturing it for 11 years, Alan sold up in 1984 due to poor health and the new owner, John Oldacre, invested heavily in the venture. As a result, the 1/5th hectare vineyard gradually grew to its current size of 30 hectares.
John choose the name Three Choirs Vineyards after a local Three Choirs Choral festival which was held between the cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester.
In 1990, we opened a new state of the art winery, along with a visitor centre for the increasing number of visitors. As the popularity of the restaurant increased, 8 bedrooms were added in 2000 so guests could enjoy the beauty of the vineyards, with a further 3 lodges boasting incredible views of the vines in 2008.
John Oldacre died in 2001 and the company largely remains in the hands of his family.