An English Sparkling Wine list to admire at Ockenden Manor
7th June 2019
As soon as you enter the luxury country spa hotel in Sussex, Ockenden Manor, you will receive that re-assuring warm greeting from the staff, the smell from a roaring log fire burning away in the reception area and you soon start feeling the relaxing ambience soothing your mind and body… You have found a place that is beckoning you to relax and unwind, this is no ordinary hotel, this is Ockenden Manor!
Each of the downstairs rooms from the bar to the lounge is welcoming and tempting you in to enjoy them. A wine list that will cater to many people’s preferences and one that also respects the growing trend and quality of local English fizz labels. The cosiness of the inside will grab you though if the sun is shining then you’ll undoubtedly be drawn outside to the eight acres of beautiful grounds where you’ll be able to sit in the peaceful quietness of the location of this fine manor house.
There are 28 lavishly decorated bedrooms and suites (as described on their website) and these are indeed just that, you want to just want to unpack and start to take advantage of the amenities both in the room and of course take yourself over to the spa where you can relax in comfort, swim inside or out, dip in to the outdoor hot tub or use the gym.
English Sparkling Wines:
The bar is rather special in that it is charming, relaxing and cosy – It pulls you in to sit down and pick up the wine list to discover the labels on offer.
What was very apparent and pleasing was the special focus on English sparkling wines and especially those in the local region from Ridgeview to Wiston Estate and including some rarer releases – You will be able to explore the great depth of flavours that we are producing in this country today from the Ockenden Manor wine list.
The purpose of my visit was thanks to Bolney wine estate and Stella PR where dinner was prepared alongside their recently released 2018 still wines – Fine dining can also be enjoyed at Ockenden Manor.
A little piece of heaven located in West Sussex and just 45 minutes from London…
Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.