Overlooking the vineyard is our winery, a converted grain store and cattle shed with solar-panelled roof, where we house our winemaking equipment and a 120,000 bottle insulated store.
Our philosophy is to produce premium wines that reflect the vineyard’s unique ‘terroir’ – the combination of rock and soil types, topography, micro-climate, viticultural growing methods, vine varieties, clones and rootstocks, and so on. To this end, we focus on preserving and enhancing the crisp freshness and distinctive delicate aromas and flavours characteristic of English-grown grapes. All our grapes are hand picked to ensure optimum condition and then gently pressed. We then carefully select each yeast strain to optimize the aromatic potential and style of each grape variety.
We have invested in specialised winemaking equipment to assist us in realising this philosophy:
- Inert gas pressing in order to be able to extracts the grapes’ juice in the absence of oxygen
- Computerised temperature control systems and tank-mounted carbon dioxide emission sensors to allow accurate and steady control of fermentation rates.
- New and old oak barrels from a diversity of oak sources to add an extra dimension to our wine bases