Set amidst bluebell-strewn woods, Bluebell Vineyard Estates is a vineyard in Sussex and winery with a passion for producing world class still and sparkling wines.
Established on the site of a former farm, the transition began as a hobby with the creation of a fine wine collection, an eye opening visit to a vineyard in France and the belief that truly exceptional wines can be produced in England.
The site is now home to over 100,000 vines growing premium quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes along with Seyval Blanc and more recently, Bacchus, Ortega, Chasselas and Merlot.
Since our first plantings in 2005, the vineyard has more than doubled in size and we now have nearly 100 acres under-vine stretching across East and West Sussex.
We craft our wines using the traditional method of production and we strive to produce wines with the perfect balance of fruit character, acidity and ageing.
Nearly all Bluebell wines are vintage wines, that is to say they are made exclusively from grapes grown in a single year. This means that nearly every Hindleap and Ashdown Vintage is unique. Since our first commercial release from the 2007 vintage our wines have gone on to critical acclaim.
We believe our wines can rival the best in the world. And it’s not just us who think so. Our range of ‘Hindleap’ sparkling and 'Ashdown' still wines has been awarded over a hundred national and international awards, confirming our reputation as one of England’s leading producers.