Our Vineyards & Pledge

Thirty years ago, making fine wine in England wasn’t possible, but the times, and our wines, are changing. Our vines are all within spitooning distance of London, and the Southeast of England now has some of the finest growing conditions in the world. No… really. Find out how we’re committed to producing sustainably, locally.

A map of our vineyards across England

Grapes

Our good friends, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Two of the three grapes that make up the traditional Champagne blend.

Soil

A foot of clay silt loam topsoil sitting on a pure chalk base. Minerally goodness.

Topography

55m-70m above sea level. Moderate slope. Running along the Itchen Valley facing south-southeast.

Grapes

The young upstart: Bacchus. Named after the god of wine. It thrives in our marginal climate.

Soil

Clay silt loam topsoil sitting on the chalky Downs. Perfect for growing high acidity grapes for fresh wines.

Topography

40-70m above sea level with a moderate slope. Facing south-southeast settled in the North Downs.

Grapes

Chardonnay, the third grape to make up traditional Champagne. We blend them with our Bacchus to give more body.

Soil

One and a half feet of silty clay loam sitting atop a chalk subsoil. Top drainage.

Topography

40m-55m above sea level running along the northern edge of the North Downs. South-southeast facing with a low to moderate slope.

Grapes

Our good friends, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Two of the three grapes that make up the traditional Champagne blend.

Soil

A foot of clay silt loam topsoil sitting on a pure chalk base. Minerally goodness.

Topography

55m-70m above sea level. Moderate slope. Running along the Itchen Valley facing south-southeast.

Grapes

The young upstart: Bacchus. Named after the god of wine. It thrives in our marginal climate.

Soil

Clay silt loam topsoil sitting on the chalky Downs. Perfect for growing high acidity grapes for fresh wines.

Topography

40-70m above sea level with a moderate slope. Facing south-southeast settled in the North Downs.

Grapes

Chardonnay, the third grape to make up traditional Champagne. We blend them with our Bacchus to give more body.

Soil

One and a half feet of silty clay loam sitting atop a chalk subsoil. Top drainage.

Topography

40m-55m above sea level running along the northern edge of the North Downs. South-southeast facing with a low to moderate slope.

UNCOMMON GOALS

We are aware that our future successes will be due, in part, to climate change that has already occurred and will continue to do so. That is why sustainability has been cultivated at our core.

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE

We’ve always had the same soil as on the Frenchier side of the channel, but with the change in climate, we now make wine that even they find hard to turn down.

However, we are a luxury. A bit of fun, a fizzy sip at the end of a long day or a bubbling sup at the start of a good night. 

That’s why every decision we make with our winemaking has the climate in mind; from our local production and conservation to our fully recyclable cans, to our carbon-positive canning process.

Though our wines may be playful, we have no intention of playing with the planet. 

UNCOMMON SENSE

We control every stage of production from grape growing to packaging. So, we started our winemaking using the most sustainable methods we could find, starting with the can.

Since our birth, we’ve continued to tweak our processes and break tradition for the better, winemaking and delivery – a continuing evolution after the revolution of the can.

With 3 years under our belt, it’s time to lay out exactly what the first 10 will hold.

our pledge

If you would like to our pledge in full, please follow the link to our Environmental Policy in the footer.

Years 1-3

Pioneer the use of light, endlessly recyclable cans.

Cultivate local vines - all within 50 miles of London.

Develop up-cycled and recyclable packaging.

Investigate learn and develop better methods.

YEARS 4-6

Incremental improvement to reduce impact on the planet.

2% of revenue to the Bee Friendly Trust.

All employees will engage in 3 volunteering days per year.

Carbon positive canning process that gives back to the grid.

Use overcrops throughout the vineyard and promote biodiversity.

Work with farmers and the Bee Friendly Trust to understand and improve soil and vineyard health.

YEARS 7-10

Move beyond neutral and become a positive impact.

Become a carbon positive producer.

5% of revenue to conservation, rewilding, and reforestation in the UK.

Employees to receive training in ecological awareness.

Reduce winery waste and water usage.

Work with school and communities to start internships and programmes to learn about local, sustainable winemaking.

Years 1-3

Pioneer the use of light, endlessly recyclable cans.

Cultivate local vines - all within 50 miles of London.

Develop up-cycled and recyclable packaging.

Investigate learn and develop better methods.

YEARS 4-6

Incremental improvement to reduce impact on the planet.

2% of revenue to the Bee Friendly Trust.

All employees will engage in 3 volunteering days per year.

Carbon positive canning process that gives back to the grid.

Use overcrops throughout the vineyard and promote biodiversity.

Work with farmers and the Bee Friendly Trust to understand and improve soil and vineyard health.

YEARS 7-10

Move beyond neutral and become a positive impact.

Become a carbon positive producer.

5% of revenue to conservation, rewilding, and reforestation in the UK.

Employees to receive training in ecological awareness.

Reduce winery waste and water usage.

Work with school and communities to start internships and programmes to learn about local, sustainable winemaking.