In 1991 Will Davenport planted 5 acres of vines at Horsmonden in Kent, while simultaneously working for a Hampshire vineyard and, unintentionally, this became the beginning of a life-long business as a wine producer.
26 years later the vineyards now make up 24 acres, grown on 5 parcels of land, 9 grape varieties and a multitude of soil types and micro-climates. The vineyards are mostly at Horsmonden in Kent, with a smaller vineyard next to the winery at Rotherfield, East Sussex.
Will was always a keen supporter of organic farming and in 2000 he made the decision to convert all the vines and winery to organic systems, certified by the Soil Association.
Made from 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. The wine has a light rose colour and shows the characters of Pinot Noir, with the backbone of the Chardonnay giving it some structure. Perfect slightly chilled for a summer day.
Enjoy as an aperitif, or with light summer canopies or salmon Crème fraîche blinis