Our Story| DJ Wines | Derek Jones | Wine maker | Suffolk UK

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derek jones wine maker
Winemaker Derek Jones in the  DJ Wines' winery at monk Soham, Suffolk, UK
Derek Jones winemaker taste testing a wine
Labelling at DJ Wines, Monk Soham, Suffolk UK

About Derek Jones

Welcome to DJ Wines where you will find wines and liqueurs made by hand in my small Suffolk winery. If you think fruit wines are sweet and sugary then think again! I use only quality ingredients, natural wine making processes with minimum intervention to produce wines that are full of fruit, with only the smallest amount of added sugar, so they taste deliciously natural as possible.

All my products are available either individually or in mixed cases so you can make a selection of your choice.

You can buy my products via the web, at my winery (please call first to ensure I’m there) or from my stand at various shows and country fairs, largely in East Anglia. Since late 2013 my wines and liqueurs have been available for purchase in various pubs, retail outlets and farm shops around Suffolk. See our ‘Stockists’ page for more information

My approach to wine making

A good wine can’t be rushed! So you won’t find industrial methods in Derek’s winery instead he uses natural wine making principle  instead, you will find his wines bubbling gently and quietly for as long as it takes to get the fullest flavour. The result is a range which includes lighter, drier wines but also more traditional full-fruit varieties.

The new DJ Liqueur range includes tried and tested favourites, such as traditional Sloe Gin, but also some new and more adventurous flavours, such as Bramble Whisky and Damson liqueur which are delicious. All of these are made with high quality fruit..

Derek Jones

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