“This refreshing elixir is certainly suitable for sipping solo, perhaps as a livening aperitif. Or, a wine with such good, crisp acidity also makes a marvellous match for oily fish. Serve alongside canapés of smoked salmon blinis or mackerel pate on hot buttered toast. Your guests will soon mark you down as the perfect host!”
Prior to planting the land had been assessed as exceptional for vine growing. Climactic conditions now make East Kent, and the Canterbury area in particular, an optimum location for growing the champagne varieties. It is apt that the city of Canterbury is twinned with Rheims, the birth place of champagne.
Our sparkling wines are being made by the internationally renowned wine maker Emma Rice of Hattingley Valley. Our still wines are made by Defined Wine, a winery just south of Canterbury, which has established a national reputation. Our 2020 wines won 3 silver medals and a gold. Wines from our 2021 harvest have also now been released.
Heppington Pinot Gris 2021
From our boutique family vineyard, this finely balanced Pinot Gris has white melon and floral notes, which yield to a refreshing palate of lemon sherbet and citrus rind.