Love to book in for winery tours in Hampshire but too busy during the day? Why not join Hambledon Vineyard for The Night Cap on the 1st Wednesday evening of every month and enjoy the opportunity to unwind after a long day. Being guided through the vineyard with a drink in hand – sounds like the perfect evening !
Evening tours cost £30 per person (including a tasting of three of their wines) and last approximately two hours to include a full winery tour (plus vineyard in the summer). The Hambledon Première Cuvée is not open for tasting normally day-to-day, making this evening the perfect time to sample their top wine.
Please be aware that as of September 2017, Hambledon Vineyard are undertaking building works to create a brand new underground cellar and visitor centre. This may affect the wine tour you are scheduled on to, as we may need to amend the tour to adhere to health and saftey requirements. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this busy and exciting time!
A Labour of Love
We currently have three main vineyards covering 20 hectares on the slopes of Windmill Down (named after an ancient windmill) around the house. Each vineyard is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the three grape varieties most commonly used in the production of Champagne.
Home Vineyard is planted on the steep Southeast-facing slope immediately beneath Mill Down House at between 50 and 100m above sea level. Our larger Windmill Down Vineyard spreads across the Southeast-facing slopes to the west of the house and winery. The third vineyard to the east of the house is, unsurprisingly, called East Vineyard!
Making wine is a labour of love and our vineyard team works hard all year round, in all weathers. Our 100,000 vines must be pruned by hand – like pruning the roses in your garden – and the grapes are handpicked in September and October. Our presses and winery are located on site, which means we can minimize the time between picking and pressing – a crucial factor to ensure the quality of the wine.
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