Our winery’s towers house eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstan’s-in-the-East, originally founded in the 10th century, destroyed by fire, rebuilt, and ultimately destroyed during the bombing of WWII. Each time, new bells were recast from the old metal to give them superior tonal quality. The rich tolling of these ancient bells sounds down through the valley on the quarter hour.
The clock chime melody our bells ring is the Westminster Quarters, made famous from its use at the Palace of Westminster. The melody consists of a set of 4 pitches for each quarter hour that has passed, with the full hour chime being 4 sets of 4 pitches - followed by one strike for each number of the hour.
Listen to the bells and count the rings. At 10AM everyday, this is how the bells sound.