Our vineyard unfurls down a south facing slope of the Kent Downs, a few moments outside Faversham. This is the northern edge of the Area of Natural Beauty, an area with the perfect terroir for English wines.
It shares similar characteristics with vineyards of some of the world’s finest sparkling wines. With chalky soils akin to those of Champagne, and English summers (on the whole, if not in 2023) becoming longer and warmer, the Southeast is now growing some of the world’s finest grapes for winemaking.
Here we handpick the three Champagne varietals - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier - and Bacchus, which is fast becoming England’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc.
Wildflowers are sewn between the rows, and the vineyard unfolds towards a wildflower meadow, so the fields thrum with biodiversity.
Our focus on environment and conservation is not limited to the vineyard itself, but extends to the surrounding areas. We believe that where we tread, we should act.
Only a couple of miles away, and almost within eyeshot from the top of the vineyard, sits The Blean. This is where Kent Wildlife Trust’s pioneering rewilding project is located, which has seen the reintroduction of bison to the UK. A project we are unbelievably proud of supporting.