“A food-friendly drop to say the least, this Chardonnay will flourish in the company of shellfish. Take it on a trip to the beach (don’t forget the cooler bag) and use it to slurp down a few freshly shucked oysters. Or, for a simple yet luxurious supper with friends, serve it alongside a lobster linguine.”
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 Chardonnay 2021
From our boutique family vineyard, this elegant Chardonnay from the exceptional 2021 harvest is aged in French oak barrels with a delicate hazelnut aroma, a palate of orchard fruit, crunchy peach and a grapefruit zest finish.