Jenkyn Place Vineyard
13th February 2014
Jenkyn Place is the brainchild of property investor and entrepreneur, Simon Bladon. Originally from Yorkshire, Simon and his wife, Rebecca, moved to Jenkyn Place in Hampshire in 1997 and, after extensive renovations, turned their thoughts to the abandoned hop fields next to the property.
Simon, who loves a good challenge, decided to plant his first vines – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (classic Champagne grape varieties), in 2004. He planted more vines in 2007 and 2010 and has now reached full capacity in the vineyards.
Jenkyn Place wines are sold in the UK and abroad and have received numerous international awards and accolades, with praise from some of the world’s top wine critics.
The award-winning wines are made in the traditional Champagne method, from classic grape varieties and spend around three years on the lees before being released to the public. Quality control is paramount throughout the whole process – from the design, planting and tending of the vineyards to the actual production of the wines.
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