Following our hearts, in 2015, we left London to pursue our dream: to create something new and unusual in a perfect rural setting for those looking for a Devon venue for special events, and at the same time produce some amazing wine. A driving motivation for us was to create a rural family business that would not only provide a better environment for our growing family, but also provide a better work-life balance. A few years on, we’re excited to be able to share Brickhouse Vineyard with you for intimate weddings, all types of events and wine tasting.
In 2015 we could see the potential in the Grade II* listed house, one of the very first houses in Devon to be built from handmade bricks, the threshing barn with the attached Round House, or horse gin, and the vineyard. After nearly three years, the Round House renovation is complete and the vines are producing around 1000 bottles of wine a year. We’re welcoming guests and have no doubt that you’ll enjoy the space we have created, and maybe sample some of our delicious wines too whilst overlooking the slopes on which they are grown. You’ll find us just 20 minutes from Exeter, hidden in the hills of south Devon, providing a special space, in stunning surroundings for gatherings you’re planning.
The thatched, 18th Century Round House with massive oak beams and an octagonal softwood roof structure has been completely rebuilt, providing a flexible events space, just for 2, to up to 50 people seated or 60 non-seated. Sitting on the landscaped terrace, overlooking the vines, and the rolling Devon hills makes it an idyllic spot for weddings and an inspiring space for events and wine tastings. What’s more, we work with handpicked local services to ensure you have all you require for you event, and we’ll be on hand from initial enquiry to the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly.
"Having run events at venues from Tate Britain to Cambridge Colleges, nowhere has the welcome been so warm and event so enticing as at the Brickhouse. A perfect mix of elegant sophistication and relaxed country charm. A perfect venue to get out of the city and revitalise your team."
"A simply stunning unique location, from the moment you turn into the drive you know its special. Jo and Matt have been a pleasure to deal with, very approachable and willing to go the extra mile."
"Brickyard Vineyard has been built with real love and attention and the hosts, Matt and Jo are just amazing. You will feel incredibly welcome and the location is just stunning. Such a magical place - highly recommended!"
"I was lucky enough to document Jo and Matt's renovation of the Brickhouse Vineyard over the past year. A joy to work with, they have created an extraordinary weddings and events venue in one of the most picturesque corners of Britain. And the wine is pretty decent too!"
"Stunning newly launched venue for private and corporate events. Take in the tranquillity of this beautiful place and whilst there, you must try their delicious wine!"
"Thanks so much for your fabulous Rose. Gorgeous with the goats cheese as you said! The Sauvignon Blanc is delicious! Perfect for pre-dinner tipple and great with Yarg too. Whoever knew roses and whites went so well with cheeses. Lovely!"
"Just wanted to say thank you again for allowing us to sample your truly delicious wine, a lovely lunch and your very kind hospitality. Brickhouse is going to be a fabulous venue!"
"A big thank you to Joanna Pisko-Szczepura for her amazing hospitality last week, when Lynn Gillard and I were lucky enough to be invited for a tour of Brickhouse Vineyards. Jo is a fabulous host, and put on a wine tasting/food pairing experience for us too. Can't wait for the all the renovation works to be completed - this is going to be a beautiful venue for corporate events, meetings and weddings."
Brickhouse Vineyard Ltd. received part funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. This funding assisted in the restoration of the Round House and launch of the Brickhouse Vineyard events venue.