Hattingley Valley | Hampshire, England
Simon Robinson established Hattingley Valley in 2008 with the planting of a 28 acre south facing vineyard. While researching how best to set up a winery, Simon met Emma Rice who had recently founded Custom Crush, a wine analysis laboratory and wine making consultancy for the burgeoning domestic wine industry. Together Simon and Emma planned the modern, eco-friendly winery in Wield that was completed in 2010. It uses the latest technology and equipment from continental Europe, has sophisticated waste disposal facilities and was the first UK winery to adopt solar power.
Hattingley Valley use the traditional method to make their wines but key to their range is the unique style they employ. Using barrel ageing as well as ageing on lees, Hattingley Valley has developed into one of the most respected producers of English sparkling wines in the country. Since their inaugural vintage in 2013 their Wines have been winning international acclaim and recognised with awards in competitions across the globe.