Moving Towards Organic Farming

"Live as though you’ll die tomorrow, but farm as though you’ll live forever."

John Marsden

‘Winton Series’ clay is the dominant soil type on the estate, capable of growing good crops of wheat, barley, oats and oil-seed rape (see ‘Local Geology’).

Cereal crops are the mainstay on Winton Estate for distilling, bread making and breakfast cereals while oilseeds are used for a variety of industrial and food applications, including high temperature lubricants and cooking oils.

Winton Estate’s gradual move towards organic farming fundamentally alters our outlook and heralds a welcome return of cattle and sheep to be fed on grass. We have a focus on soil health to develop its capacity to growth a healthy and diverse range of plants.