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5 Best English Sparkling Wine Producers

10/09/2018

English wine industry has been flourished over the past several years. Here is a list of 5 best English sparkling wine producers that you should know.

English wine industry has been flourished over the past several years. The wines coming from this green land are impressively good. The climate and soil over there suit the sparkling wines very well.

Here is a list of 5 best English sparkling wine producers that you should know.

Hattingley Valley (Hampshire)

Started by Simon Robinson in 20118, Hattingley Valley specializes in producing sparkling wines. In the beginning, 28 acres of vineyard were plated, and today the site has 60 hectares planted in total. Wines in Hattingley Valley are made using traditional methods. Subtle use of the oak barrels to ferment a small proportion of wines is a key element of Hattingley Valley’s style. Here, wines are aged on lees in stainless steel tanks which soften the wines before they go into the bottles for a second fermentation.

Hattingley Valley (Hampshire)

About the winemaker

Emma Rice is one of the three winemakers at Hattingley Valley. She has won the title of UKVA Winemaker of the year in 2014 and 2016.

Address - Wield Yard, Lower Wield, Alresford SO24 9AJ

Hambledon (Hampshire)

Hambledon was established in 1952 by Major General Sir Guy Salisbury – Jones. Hambledon is an oldest commercial vineyard in England. Today they have three main vineyards planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The tour at Hambledon consists of a guided visit to the vineyards and the winery plus a tasting of two of Hambledon’s wines. The climate in Hambledon is most suitable to the sparkling wines and champagnes.

Hambledon Vineyard

About the winemaker

The winemaker Herve Jestin has seen the production of over 200 million bottles during his career. He handles all the important stages of wine-making such as pressing, fermentation, bottling and assemblage.

Address - East St, Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7

Exton Park (Hampshire)

This award-winning English wine producer first planted in 2003. Exton Park started from 12 acres in the beginning and now it has grown to 55 acres over years. Exton Park is one of the largest vineyards of the county. Exton Park’s vineyards are on varying altitude which means that different wines can take benefits from different microclimates.

Exton Park (Hampshire)

About the winemaker

Corinne Seeley, at Exton Park, has very evident skills of producing elegant sparkling wines with character and finesse. She focuses on creating non-vintage wines to suit English Climate.

Address - Allens Farm Ln, Exton, Southampton SO32 3NW

Jenkyn Place (Hampshire)

Simon and Rebecca planted first vines in 2004. They planted more vine in 2007 and 2010 until they reached maximum capacity. Jenkyn Place has won many awards and accolades. The wines of Jenkyn Place are now sold worldwide. The tour at Jenkyn Place includes a guided visit to the vineyard and a tasting of award-winning wines of Jenkyn Place.

Jenkyn Place (Hampshire)

About the winemaker

2008 and 2009 vintages of Jenkyn Place English sparkling wines were made by the talented young Irish winemaker, Dermot Sugrue.

Address - Jenkyn Place Cottage, Hole Lane, Bentley, Farnham GU10 5LU

Nyetimber (Sussex)

Nyetimber is a rich place in history. The vineyard opens doors annually to visitors on two days in June and September.

Nyetimber (Sussex)

About the winemaker

Cherie Spriggs, a winemaker at Nyetimber, takes pride in her work, assess each vineyard and chooses the best time to harvest grapes.

Address - Gay Street, West Chiltington, West Sussex, RH20 2HH

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