Set amidst bluebell-strewn woods from which the vineyard derives its name, Bluebell Vineyard Estates is a family-run vineyard and winery with a passion for producing world class sparkling wines.
Established on the site of a former pig farm, the transition from swine to vine began as a hobby: the creation of a fine wine collection, an eye opening visit to Romaneé Conti in France and the belief that truly exceptional sparkling wines can be produced in England. The site, once home to thousands of Large Whites, Landrace and Blue Cross Pigs is now home to over 100,000 vines growing premium quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Seyval Blanc vines.
Since our first plantings in 2005, the vineyard has more than doubled in size and we now have 70 acres under-vine stretching across East and West Sussex.
We craft our wines using the traditional method of production and we strive to produce wines with the perfect balance of fruit character, acidity and ageing. All Bluebell wines are vintage wines, that is to say they are made exclusively from grapes grown in a single year. This means that every Bluebell Vintage is unique.
Since our first commercial release from the 2007 vintage our wines have gone on to critical acclaim, and our 2011 Blanc de Blancs was recently awarded the Food Match Trophy at the Sommelier Wines Awards 2016.
We believe our wines can rival the best sparkling wines in the world. And it’s not just us who think so – our range of ‘Hindleap’ sparkling wines has been awarded over sixty national and international awards in just 5 years, confirming our reputation as one of England’s leading producers.