Wessex – Wineries
Members and visitors are encouraged to patronise these vineyards and merchants. You will be assured of a warm welcome and member pricing. When you do so, please let the staff know that you are a member of the Chaîne, or if a visitor, that you found them through the Bailliage de Grande Bretagne website.
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Bride Valley Vineyard
Welcome to BRIDE VALLEY where the English countryside sparkles. Bride Valley is the culmination of Steven Spurrier’s 50 years in the wine trade. It is a chance to share the joy and pleasure that wine has brought to his life.
Sited on fine southeast, south and south west facing slopes, with the same chalky soil as found in the Paris basin in which Champagne sits, Bride valley enjoys perfect conditions for sparkling wines. A low dosage and simple, non-interventionist approach to our wine making means that the character of the grapes and the terroir stay alive in your glass.
A family owned business run by Arabella, Steven and Kate Spurrier.
Bride Valley Vineyard Limited The Court House Litton Cheney
Member discount of 10% on RRP. minimum orders 6 bottle case. Contact Kate Spurrier Tel. 01308 482367
Coates and Seely
Based at the foot of the north Hampshire downs, the Coates and Seely vineyard, with soils similar to Champagne and growing the classic three Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier craft an outstanding range of English sparkling wines.
Owners Christian Seely, the English Managing Director of of Axa Millésimes (owners of Château Pichon-Longueville, Chateau Suduiraut and Quinta do Noval, among others) and Nicholas Coates (sucessful London city financier), have created a multiple award winning winery for sparkling wines.
Special prices for Chaine members. Please contact Jennifer Heyes email firstname.lastname@example.org
FINE ENGLISH WINE SINCE 1988 Danebury Vineyards is a privately owned estate located near Stockbridge, in the heart of Hampshire, on the paddocks of what was a famous nineteenth-century racehorse training yard. The vineyards cover seven acres (2.8ha) of sheltered, south-facing fields on chalk and flint-stone soil. Our first vines were planted in 1988 and today we produce our flagship vintage brut sparkling wine ‘Cossack’, made from Auxerrois Blanc and Pinot Gris grapes; two varietal still white wines Madeleine Angevine and Schönburger; and the Danebury Reserve, a blend of all our grape varieties. The family has chosen to focus on limited production, following organic principles, which is reflected in the quality of the wine. Although on the fringes of the wine producing regions of the world, England’s long summer days allow for maximum ripening of our cool climate grapes, ensuring strong fruit flavours and the chalk and flint soil, characteristic of our region, lends the wine its minerality. The grapes all come from our single vineyard and our experienced viticulture, winemaking skills and state of the art cellar is reflected in Danebury’s exceptional fine English wines which are consistent award winners poured in top establishments in London and Hampshire
Special prices for Chaine members. Please contact Caroline Stevens
Special price for Chaine members, on application, for Danebury sparkling Cossack and Danebury still wines Madeleine Angevine, Schönburger and Reserve (blend), please contact Danebury email@example.com
Exton Park Vineyard
Exton Park Vineyard is an award-winning English Sparkling Wine producer. Our single-vineyard is planted on the rolling chalk slopes of Hampshire’s South Downs National Park. The result of three careful plantings over a number of years, at 55 acres, Exton Park is one of the largest vineyards in the county. Our terroir mirrors that of the most famous sparkling wine region in the world, and, with a similar cool, northerly climate, we are able to produce some of the finest award-winning wines in England.
The vineyard is planted with the three main grape varieties that are known to produce such elegant wines when grown on chalk – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. With a state-of-the-art winery on the estate, a distinctive chalk terroir, and a talented winery and vineyard team, Exton Park Vineyard has established itself as one of the leading English Sparkling Wine producers.