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At the vineyard – Harvest Approaches

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Harvest Approaches

Here we are once again, involved in that delicate dance of patience and precision as we aim to harvest our precious grapes at the perfect moment, when sugar levels, acidity, and flavour components are all exactly where we want them to be – to create something truly special.

Hello friends, and welcome once again, we hope that you are very well. We’re here with another diary entry for you on life and times at our Eridge vineyard, so make yourself comfortable, it’s fika time.

Of course we adore the aesthetic aspects of vineyard life, and this is a beautifully colourful time for us, but moreover it is absolutely vital for the quality of the harvest, as the ripening process reaches its peak.

Because of this we are currently spending a great deal of time carefully monitoring the vines, and forecasting devices, because factors like weather and temperature are absolutely critical right now. We still have several weeks until harvest, but as of today? We are tremendously excited for our 2023 sparkling wines. Perhaps even a record yield. We shall see…

In terms of media highlights this month, our thanks go to the international wine publication The Real Review, who released their first ‘Top Wineries of Great Britain’ list, and we were included! You can read their review of us, and the full Top 30 Wineries of Great Britain 2023 piece here.

On a hot September day in South London, WineGB held their eagerly awaited annual Press and Trade tasting at the Battersea Arts Centre. And it was at this tasting event that our full range were together for the first time.

Here you can see our Brut 2019, Rosé 2019, Blanc de Noirs 2018, and debutant Blanc de Blancs 2018 all bathing in ice together; perhaps some of you stopped by to taste? It was the first time most people had tried our Blanc de Blancs – and it got rave reviews!

Speaking of our Blanc de Blancs, it was only released recently so we’re still very much enjoying the ongoing process of exploring new and delicious food pairing and flavour combinations to enjoy with it. Here you can see that we paired it with a classic meze dinner in celebratioon of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which was a great success – the finesse, weight, richness, balance and subtle touch of salinity of this wine – an absolutely sensational match.

Now what about another place to enjoy our wines? We know we keep suggesting that you add these places to your ‘must visit’ lists, so our apologies for setting you these difficult assignments… and this one is a particular challenge for our UK community!

We’re thrilled to share the news that our sparkling wines are now available at the incredible ‘A’ Restaurant by Yuval Ben Neriah in Tel-Aviv, one of Middle East and North Africa’s 50 Best restaurants.
One of the most groundbreaking, creative, precise chefs in Israel, Yuval is an artist and restaurateur specialising in Asian cuisines with a bold, local interpretation. What an honour!
That is all from us this time, so eat and drink well and we will see you again very soon, and once harvest is completed. Wish us luck!
Susanna & Douglas