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Nestled next to the Pevensey Levels Nature Reserve and less than 5 miles from the sea in East Sussex, Henners Vineyard was established in the picturesque village of Herstmonceux in 2007. Planted with the three classic sparkling grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vineyard is in one of the driest, sunniest pockets of England.
The vineyard benefits from a strong coastal influence, low elevation and rich, free-draining clay soils making the site ideally suited for the production of quality sparkling and still wines. Sea breezes are key to our success, minimising frost risk, reducing disease pressure and bringing a crisp salinity to our wines.
In the winery, we take a non-interventionist approach, made possible by the quality of the fruit. We have multiple vine clones and varieties planted to give us a broad palate of wines for final blending and play with reserve wines and oak barrels to contribute character, depth, richness and layers to our wines. Our wines are fermented and bottled on-site with our small, dedicated team responsible for every aspect of production.
HENNERS IS A SMALL TEAM INVOLVED IN EVERY ASPECT OF WINE PRODUCTION FROM GRAPE TO GLASS
Our focus is on-site expression, quality, continuous improvement and challenging ourselves. 2018 saw the introduction of our first still wines and we continue to explore the potential of winemaking in England, playing with varieties, clones, yeast, oak and ageing potential. We use the classic grape varieties and the traditional method of production, but we are looking to produce contemporary, elegant and refined wines which somehow reflect the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside that surrounds us.