Hattingley Valley Wines, Lower Wield
Park that prosecco, we're English Sparkling Wine girls all the way. Hattingley Valley produces some of the world's finest fizz from grapes grown on Hampshire chalk. #proud
What we love about Hattingley is the atmosphere at the cellar door. It’s passionate, welcoming and youthful; if you’ve ever visited a New World vineyard, you’ll know what we mean.
Glamorous on the outside it may be, but on the inside winemaking is tough. A late-harvest frost might wipe out your crop and the margins are small especially for our plucky Hampshire vineyards who don’t have the profile of your Moët or your Veuve. Yet, the world is waking up to the brilliant sparkling wine produced right here in the South East (we’re on the same chalk seam as Champagne, folks!).
Still, to pull it off you need to be resilient and, more than anything, passionate. When needs-must during harvest time the whole Hattingley team, from cellar hand to lab assistant, grubs-in with the delicate process of picking. Come midnight, you’ll find head winemaker, Emma Rice, still clambering on machinery, checking the grapes and performing the part-art, part-science, all highly-skilled jiggery pokery that creates world-class wine.
Don’t just take our word for how good it is – Hattingley has picked up a string of awards in industry competitions, including a Gold at the most recent Champagne and & Sparkling Wine World Championships.
The team runs vineyard tours for the public so you can sit at the cellar door, hear the stories and taste the wine: one of the best ways to sample this special, local fizz.
Hattingley Valley Wines, Wield Yard, Lower Wield, Nr Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9AJ
+44 (0)1256 389 188
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