Hambledon Vineyard comprises over 200 acres of vineyards and utilizes the only gravity-fed, state-of-the-art winery in the UK.
Having proved that the site could grow fine quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vineyard was converted into a company in 2010 and 2011 enabling funding to be raised from third party minority shareholders. The company was also successful in applying for UK and EU government funding via the RDPE programme. The team at Hambledon remains deeply grateful both its shareholders and to DEFRA for the enabling support provided.
In 2011 one of the other final pieces of the jigsaw slotted into place with the appointment of Hervé Jestin, formerly one of Champagne’s leading chefs de cave. A renowned expert in minimal-intervention winemaking, Hervé directs all winemaking at the Estate.