Exton Park is a relatively new vineyard, set on the slopes of the wide rolling chalklands at the heart of Hampshire. The result of three careful plantings over the last ten years, Exton is one of the largest – at 55 acres – in the county, on terroir that precisely mirrors the famous Champagne vineyards just eighty miles away across the Channel. And with a similar cool, northerly climate.
Unlike most of his peers among the top English Sparkling Wine founder/producers, Nick Hall does all of the work himself – from tending the vines through to pressing and winemaking and ultimately bottling, labelling and even dating by hand, working late into the night, listening to Syd Barrett songs on the winery hi-fi, signing off each bottle as he goes.
The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal: to create English sparkling wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe.
Fishers Gin combines rare old English herbs and botanicals with distilled barley, sourced entirely from East Anglian farmers. Born from the union of master distiller John McCarthy and Oxford University botanist James Firth, Fishers Gin reflects a passion for nature and research, capturing the wild and forgotten flavours of the English coastline.