The family-run Gunyah Vineyard in Stansted Mountfitchet is ready to start producing its first wines as it reaches its fourth season.

The owners have been residents in the area for 35 years, and say they are "overjoyed" to provide locally-grown wines.

A spokesperson for the vineyard said: "Now in its fourth season, the vineyard is ready to start producing its first wines, with bottles arriving this summer!

Saffron Walden Reporter: Grapes from the harvestGrapes from the harvest (Image: Gunyah Vineyard)

"We’ve already had our tasting sessions - and everyone is blown away by the taste and quality and we can’t wait to share it with our local community as soon as possible! 

"We’ll be reaching out to local business, stockists and suppliers, and looking for partners to distribute and re-sell our wine, and we want to work primarily with other local businesses in the area. 

Saffron Walden Reporter: Grapes gathered at Gunyah Vineyard's harvestGrapes gathered at Gunyah Vineyard's harvest (Image: Gunyah Vineyard)

"You can follow the vineyard on Instagram, where you can see all the hard work that goes into producing our wine, from planting, to pruning all the way to harvest and bottling and also send messages to the vineyard team.

"We’ll be sharing more news from the vineyard as we get close to 'Wine-day' but The Gunyah Vineyard is pleased to say that we will soon be painting the town red, white, and rose."

Saffron Walden Reporter: The valley at Gunyah VineyardThe valley at Gunyah Vineyard (Image: Gunyah Vineyard)