Bespoke Bubbly: Create Your Own English Sparkling Wine & Private Tour at Hambledon Vineyard

  • Bring Two Extra Guests +
    £150

Bespoke Bubbly: Create Your Own English Sparkling Wine & Private Tour at Hambledon Vineyard

Hambledon, Hampshire

£900
  • Bring Two Extra Guests +
    £150

“A most impressive début” Simon Field MW, Berry Bros & Rudd

Why we love it

The future of English Sparkling Wine is coming out of the oldest commercial vineyard in England. Hambledon Vineyard winery production is now under the direction of Hervé Jestin, the former Chef de Caves at Champagne Duval Leroy, and a renowned expert in minimal-intervention winemaking. Learn about the process of creating award-winning English sparkling wine, including the methodology behind 'dosage', and take home your own bespoke bottle of Hambledon Classic Cuveé.

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What's Included?

  • Tour Hambledon Vineyard, the oldest commercial vineyard in England, and follow the journey from grape to glass
  • Your private tour for two people will be led by vineyard owner and wine expert, Ian Kellet
  • Taste a range of European sparkling wines including Cava, Prosecco, Champagne and English Sparkling
  • Ian Kellet will talk you through a vertical tasting of Hambledon wines, explaining the methodology behind 'dosage': how sweetness is adjusted after the ageing process
  • Each guest will bottle and take home their own bespoke Hambledon Classic Cuveé; selecting their preferred dosage

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  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Hambledon Vineyard is the oldest commercial vineyard in the UK, and was bought by Ian Kellet in 1999. A passionate wine lover, Kellet was intrigued by the heritage and landscape of the property. Upon discovering that the chalk on the Estate is the same chalk which grows some of the best Chardonnay used in Champagne, Kellet realised that the future of the vineyard was in producing exceptional English sparkling wines.

Winery production has been taken over by the former Chef de Caves at Champagne Duval Leroy; a renowned expert in minimal-intervention winemaking. His influence has led to Hambledon Vineyard becoming the only the only vineyard in the UK to use a state of the art, gravity-fed facility and top-of-the-range presses, allowing for the best extraction of juices in the gentlest manner possible.

Since opening in 2011, the winery at Hambledon Vineyard produced an impressive, and UKVA award-winning Brut sparkling wine. Explore the vineyard in this exclusive private tour, let by owner Ian Kellet. You will experience a unique vertical tasting of Hambledon wines, and gain an understanding of how a sparkling wine's dosage is decided. Whether you prefer a brut, or something sweeter, you will be able to determine the dosage of and take home your own bespoke bottle of Classic Cuveé.

Description

Hambledon Vineyard is the oldest commercial vineyard in the UK, and was bought by Ian Kellet in 1999. A passionate wine lover, Kellet was intrigued by the heritage and landscape of the property. Upon discovering that the chalk on the Estate is the same chalk which grows some of the best Chardonnay used in Champagne, Kellet realised that the future of the vineyard was in producing exceptional English sparkling wines.

Winery production has been taken over by the former Chef de Caves at Champagne Duval Leroy; a renowned expert in minimal-intervention winemaking. His influence has led to Hambledon Vineyard becoming the only the only vineyard in the UK to use a state of the art, gravity-fed facility and top-of-the-range presses, allowing for the best extraction of juices in the gentlest manner possible.

Since opening in 2011, the winery at Hambledon Vineyard produced an impressive, and UKVA award-winning Brut sparkling wine. Explore the vineyard in this exclusive private tour, let by owner Ian Kellet. You will experience a unique vertical tasting of Hambledon wines, and gain an understanding of how a sparkling wine's dosage is decided. Whether you prefer a brut, or something sweeter, you will be able to determine the dosage of and take home your own bespoke bottle of Classic Cuveé.

We also recommend

  • Pay a visit to Broadhalfpenny Down, the "Cradle of Cricket"
  • Book in a pub dinner at the Bat & Ball Pub
  • Weather permitting, take a walk around historic and picturesque Hambledon

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

This experience is not available for redemption during the harvest season, typically during the month of October, due to health and safety restrictions.

This gift includes a tour of Hambledon Vineyard led by owner, Ian Kellet, a wine tasting of European sparkling wines, and a bespoke bottle of Hambledon Classic Cuveé depending on dosage preferences.

Guests may purchase on site any additional products or services desired.

Cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking around 8 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • Pay a visit to Broadhalfpenny Down, the "Cradle of Cricket"
  • Book in a pub dinner at the Bat & Ball Pub
  • Weather permitting, take a walk around historic and picturesque Hambledon

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

This experience is not available for redemption during the harvest season, typically during the month of October, due to health and safety restrictions.

This gift includes a tour of Hambledon Vineyard led by owner, Ian Kellet, a wine tasting of European sparkling wines, and a bespoke bottle of Hambledon Classic Cuveé depending on dosage preferences.

Guests may purchase on site any additional products or services desired.

Cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking around 8 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Hambledon, Hampshire, PO7 4RY

Hambledon Vineyard Hambledon, Hampshire, PO7 4RY

Bespoke Bubbly: Create Your Own English Sparkling Wine & Private Tour at Hambledon Vineyard

  • Bring Two Extra Guests +
    £150

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