In 2014 co-founders, Kristina Studzinski and Ann-Marie Tynan, discovered suitable vine-growing land and established ‘Off The Line’ on a wonderful, south-facing site on the lower slopes of the Weald in East Sussex. The vision: to grow grapes and make original English rosé wines on site in a modern, purpose-built winery. Wines that stand out from the crowd in style, appearance and quality.
That vision has been realised. They are proud, pioneers of award winning original, English rosé wines both still and sparkling.
They chose the name ‘Off The Line’ as the vineyard is adjacent to the Cuckoo Trail, formerly a railway line nicknamed the Cuckoo Line. In the spring, Cuckoos return here to nest and can often be heard calling.
“Making wine is a combination of what nature provides, human endeavour and a good understanding of science and technology. You need to be dedicated and driven while keeping faith that the vines will reward your endeavours” – Kristina
“Labels matter. Wine making is fun so we have fun with our labels. Every year is different which gives a unique quality, a personality to each wine. Our labels reflect that.” – Ann-Marie
Both are committed to doing their utmost to preserve our natural environment and, wherever they can, to enhance it. They are more than a business; they are a place within the countryside and part of a community respecting the environment at all times.
The Dancing Dog rosé is a dry, accessible style of rosé made from a vintage that produced fruit of optimum quality. It has subtle flavours of redcurrant, orange peel and strawberry with sherbet notes and a rounded finish.
Fabulous by itself on an English summers day or with strawberry cheesecake