From a multi- gold -award winning vineyard
Our cuvées are elegant English quality sparkling wines created in the Classic 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.
Both have a zeal 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, ripened to perfection, combined with expert wine-making results in ‘the expression of perfection’ in their Cuvée.
Experience our Tour, Talk, Tasting
From the atmospheric Glass Barn, view the glorious Surrey Hills and the terroir of High Clandon’s vineyard with sweeping views across the rolling hills to London’s dramatic skyline.
The GLASS BARN welcomes you to sparkling wine tastings alongside Sculpture and Art exhibitions and is open mainly by appointment. The cost is £25 per person to include a Tour, Talk, Tasting with the owners Bruce and Sibylla Tindale.
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 Visit England.
Our Quintessence provides perfect pleasure; one that reflects its locale, one that reflects our belief that a great sparkling wine has body and fruit and individuality.
To achieve perfection, we aim to have Pinot-led Cuvées – meaning that it is made from a high proportion of our Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes which give body and fullness; in cultivation, allowing ‘the sun to kiss the grapes’ by removing all leaves around the fruiting zone; to further concentrate fruit flavours and ripeness in each and every bunch, we cull at least 25% of our bunches during the ripening period; and then harvest only at optimum ripeness.
Between our major Summer Art in the Vineyard events, we invite various artists to show selections of their work in the Glass Barn and Gardens.
So whenever you visit, experience creativity, there to delight you, to entice you and any works sold benefit artists and also Cherry Trees our chosen charity supporting children with disabilities.
Every summer, at the launch of our ‘newest’ five-year aged vintage, we host a wonderful Summer Exhibition – Art and Sculptures in the Vineyard – showcasing over 180 works of art in our wildflower meadows, the gardens, vineyard and Glass Barn. Sales of art benefits Cherry Trees charity and the notable artists too as we take no commission. Do join us.
Supporting Cherry Trees Charity with a long-term commitment helps them to fundraise and awareness-raise and to provide their invaluable services to the children and families in Surrey. Our major summer event, Art in the Vineyard, raises thousands of pounds. Providing them with access to use our Glass Barn and gardens, to mount concerts, charity days and special donor events adds to the totals raised.
Annually, we open our gardens to the NGS during the Art in the Vineyard summer event. Many garden, wine and art lovers relish the glorious setting in the Surrey Hills and for those in the South East, to enjoy seeing what other than award-winning Cuvée can grow in our chalky terroir! Again this raises thousands of pounds and brings the delights of gardening to a wide audience. Cherry Trees provides sumptuous Cream and Cuvée teas, the key to the success of this lovely day..