Jenkyn Place winery: exciting wines from Great Britain
Jenkyn Place is a boutique, family-owned estate producing award-winning English sparkling wines from Hampshire. It was historically a hop farm, growing some of the most highly prized hops in the whole of Britain.
These same chalky Hampshire soils are now home to our much-loved grapes, which make some of the most exciting sparkling wines in Britain
Producing top quality sparkling wines
The vineyard had been created by Simon and Rebecca Bladon who bought Jenkyn Place winery in 1997. Talented Irish winemaker Dermot Sugrue is the brains behind Jenkyn Place’s highly praised wines, building on his experience at Nyetimber and Wiston, while Simon admits being more artist than a chemist. Designed and planted with excellence in mind, the vineyard produces top-quality English sparkling wines.
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Hampshire’s climate provides ideal conditions for growing the ripe and healthy grapes needed to produce award-winning wines. The first 1,700 vines were planted at Jenkyn Place winery in 2004 with more vines planted every year since. The vineyard currently extends to twelve acres and has 15,000 vines consisting of a mix of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, the classic varieties of the Champagne region. Different clones and rootstocks of each wine variety have been selected to ensure interesting and complex wines. Whilst Jenkyn Place winery’s Brut Cuvée and Sparkling Rosé are made in the traditional method from the classic Champagne grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The wines are distinctly English in character.