Singular, matured vintage-only Cuvées
from the beautiful rolling downs of the Surrey Hills
From a multi-Gold-award winning vineyard, our CuvÉes are elegant English Quality Sparkling Wines created in the traditional method (Méthode Champenoise). Our Quintessence is crafted from the classic trio of champagne grapes creating singular, matured vintage-only Cuvées... with long bottle maturation of at least five years.
Our multi-award winning Cuvées
The Halcyon Cuvée 2014 vintage brut
Elegant. Powerful. Complex. Our Cuvée results from a beautiful summer in 2014 leading to an early October harvest. Pale gold, with an exuberant and ultra-fine mousse; confit peaches, ripe citrus on the nose; alluring flavours of pineapple & dried mango.
The Magnum Cuvée Rosé 2011 vintage
Winner of 3 Gold Medals. Elegant. Refreshing. Complex. With a subtle rose-salmon shade
and fine mousse, it has hints of roses and peaches on the nose; alluring
flavours of biscuit and strawberry reflecting 6-years lees ageing with an
elegant, crisp, long finish.
Eau de vie de Vin Liqueur
Hand-crafted from our 2017 vintage of Chardonnay and
Pinot Noir grapes. Gently double distilled by The Gin Kitchen. Infused with 14 botanicals - herbs of
the Surrey Hills: Elderflower, Saffron, Sage, Coriander, Rosemary, Mint and a touch of our Honey.
The GLASS BARN at High Clandon Estate Vineyard
in the glorious Surrey Hills.
Experience our Tour, Talk, Tasting
From this atmospheric new lodge, view the glorious Surrey Hills AONB, and
the terroir of High Clandon's lovely vineyard. The GLASS BARN hosts
sparkling wine tastings alongside Sculpture and Art exhibitions and is open
by appointment. The cost is £15 per person to include a Tour, Talk, Tasting
by the owners Bruce & Sibylla Tindale. £5 is refundable against purchase of
£25 or more.
We are privileged to have been awarded the overall Trophy for IWC Cellar
Door of the Year twice over and Gold Medals for our Visitor Experience by
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Terroir - that mystical marriage of soil, of climate, of geology, of viticulture – which influences our grape character and quality. High Clandon Estate Vineyard lies high on the Surrey Hills, on the chalky limestone in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the perfect geology for our Quintessence.
soil, climate, geology and viticulture
The chalky lime-stone at High Clandon is the same geological stratum as that of the Champagne region and the ideal geology for our English sparkling wine made in the champagne-style. Being chalky, forces the vines to struggle and yet counter-intuitively, magnificently enhances grape flavours.
Our hills face South East which helps to capture and concentrate sunlight and ripen our grapes optimally, and also protects them from debilitating spring frosts. And our viticulture interventions with much hand-manicuring of the vines and grapes result in full –flavoured, ripe grapes. We are not interested in volume and focus solely on quality berries to produce our long-aged elegant vintage sparkling wines.
Our English Cuvées, our Quintessences, are multi-award winning and have secured 7 Golds and 2 Silvers during 2015 –18
Our Cellar Door experience has received the overall winners' Trophy twice over 2017-2019 from IWC Cellar Door of the Year competition, and a GOLD Medal.
High Clandon Estate Vineyard was founded in 2004 by Sibylla and Bruce Tindale. Both have a passion to create the quintessential English Quality Sparkling Wine and the belief that a small hand-manicured vineyard can produce an exquisite English cuvée. The terroir – that mystical marriage of soil, of locale, of climate and cultivation – producing the best grapes combined with the best wine-making results in 'the expression of perfection' in their Cuvée.
"A single glass of our Quintessence imparts a feeling of exhilaration... the imagination agreeably stirred; the wits more nimble..." with apologies to Winston Churchill
"High Clandon proves that small players make a big impact on the English wine scene" Victoria Moore, Wine Correspondent, The Daily Telegraph
From High Clandon Estate Vineyard
Our Cuvées & Liqueur
New! From our wildflower meadow.
Bottle stoppers, vineyard tours...
an expression of perfection
Our Cellar Door Experience has twice been awarded IWC Cellar door of the
year 2017 and 2018 in England. We invite you to telephone or email to experience this.
More details here.
High Clandon Estate Vineyard, East Clandon, Surrey, GU47RP
Open by appointment. Contact us for visiting hours.