When keen polo players Robin & Carolyn Butler retired themselves and their beloved ponies from playing they soon found themselves with empty fields and a bit more time on their hands. They soon realised that their beautiful south facing slopes on a belt of green sand meant they were the ideal conditions for growing grapes. In 2013 the decision was made and they planted their first vineyard with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Plantings of Bacchus and Pinot Gris (Grigio) soon followed and in 2015 their first still wine was produced which immediately won Silver Medal at the Sommeliers Wine Awards in 2017. 2018 saw the launch of their first Spectacular Sparkling made in the traditional method, the same method used for centuries in Champagne - the reviews have been....Spectacular, hence the name!
The tour will start with a leisurely walk through the vineyards finishing off with a tasting in the wine hut. We’ll guide you through the vineyard history, the grapes grown and the wine making processes used.
Tours are available to book every Saturday throughout May, June, July, August and September plus a few bonus dates. Tours last between 90 - 120 minutes depending on how chatty the group is!
No need to bring a physical ticket; tell us the order number or give us your name, we will have records of both.
Please check the weather forecast and be suitably prepared – remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Remember to bring suitable outdoor footwear and wet weather clothing or umbrellas just in case.
Detailed directions will be provided along with confirmation email upon booking.