Sparkling Wine News

Balfour Brut Rosé

“England’s most exclusive Pink Fizz”, Balfour Brut Rose is grown on Hush Heath Estate from three classic Champagne grape varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Hush Heath is the only English vineyard dedicated to the creation of Rosé sparkling wine. The Balfour 2010 is the palest of pale pinks with a fine and prolonged mousse….

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Hush Heath Estate

With its fine soils and mild climate, Kent as the “Garden of England” has a long and famous history of fruit growing. Kent is now home to some of the finest vineyards planted in England in the last 30 years. The first vineyard to be planted at Hush Heath was in 2002. The three classic Champagne…

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Court Garden Sparkling Wine

Our award winning sparkling wines are produced using the traditional method of bottle fermentation where long ageing on the lees adds to the complexity of the flavour. 2010 is our fourth vintage and for the first time, joining our Classic Cuvée, we have a sparkling Rosé as well as our first Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs. Court…

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Court Garden vineyard

In the Lea of the South Downs, in Ditchling, East Sussex, Court Gardens Farm has a long history of farming. In Saxon times the farm was known as the Manor of Ditchling Garden, from the middle ages to the reformation it was held by the monks at the priory in Lewes. After a short spell…

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Meonhill

Meonhill

This Hampshire vineyard was planted in 2004 by Didier Pierson, an experienced winemaker from the Champagne region around Avize, South-West of Epernay. Perched on the top of the South Downs near Petersfield, the geology of the area offers the perfect, well-drained chalk that is a direct continuation to that of Champagne, offering many of the…

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Gusbourne Sparkling Wine

Winemaking is taken extremely seriously at Gusbourne. Picking of the grapes is done by hand with harvest dates established by individual vineyard. We are fortunate to have a dedicated harvest team. Rita Everett and Ann Hathaway, aged 72 and 73 respectively, have been picking grapes at Gusbourne Estate since the very first harvest, and their employment is part of the…

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Gusbourne Vineyard

We own 40.1 hectares of vineyards at Gusbourne Estate in Kent and a further 21.9 hectares in West Sussex, all planted with the classic grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. At Gusbourne making wines exclusively from our own estate grown grapes is an essential part of our winemaking philosophy. Gusbourne owns 7…

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Gusbourne Estate

“Gusbourne’s philosophy is to continue to be England’s most prestigious boutique wine producer, crafting 100% of our wines from our own estate owned grapes” – Ben Walgate, Chief Exectuve Officer. Gusbourne Estate is located in Appledore in Kent, approximately 75 miles from central London and 30 miles from Canterbury, site of the architectural masterpiece of…

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And now for my next trick… The amazing changing wine!

So if you want to do something fun with wine and potentially impress your family and friends, then please read on! In my last blog, “It’s not marketing hype, the glass REALLY does make a difference!” I discovered the shape of the glass really does affect the bubbles, aroma and taste of the wine thanks…

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