Jenkyn Place Vineyard
Jenkyn Place is a small boutique vineyard producing high quality English Sparkling Wine. The vineyard itself is at Bentley, between Farnham and Alton, on the southerly slopes of the North Downs in Hampshire.
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.
The vineyard is situated in idyllic countryside and the vineyards have been created with excellence in mind and have been designed and planted to produce top quality English sparkling wines. The vineyards cover 12 acres (around 5 hectares) and are perfectly located on sheltered, chalky, south-facing slopes, 100m above sea level on the North Hampshire Downs. The first vines were planted in 2004 and previous to that, hops were grown on the site. Further vines were planted in 2007 and 2010 and the vineyards are now at full capacity with a total of 15,000 vines. The soil is greensand over marlstone which is perfect for Champagne grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
In 2007, the Jenkyn Place Brut Cuvee won a silver medal at the UKVA wine of the year competition.
Find our more about Jenkyn Place Vineyard from their website at http://www.jenkynplacevineyard.co.uk.