EVER SINCE THE VERY FIRST VINES WERE PLANTED NYETIMBER HAS HAD A SINGLE AIM: TO MAKE THE FINEST ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE THERE IS. WITH GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, PASSION AND DETERMINATION ON OUR SIDE, WE KNEW WE COULD RIVAL THE BEST IN THE WORLD, INCLUDING CHAMPAGNE. "I DON’T THINK IN YEARS BUT IN GENERATIONS" ERIC HEEREMA, OWNER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE
The Nyetimber estate counts three major landmarks in its history. Its earliest beginnings saw it first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Then there was the planting of the first vines, almost exactly 900 years later. Most recently, there was the decision in 2006 that Nyetimber wines deserved an audience on the world stage.
Nyetimber is in the fortunate position to own one hundred percent of our vineyards and all of our wines are produced from the 170 hectares we have planted at the best sites in West Sussex and Hampshire. Nyetimber’s vineyards were the first to be devoted exclusively to the holy trinity of Champagne grapes: chardonnay, pinot meunier and pinot noir.
A millennium might have passed since our name was coined as ‘Nitimbreha’, likely referring to a newly timbered house or perhaps a small timber plantation. But the most significant developments for this House have taken place in a single decade with our winemaking team among the most proficient in the world.