What The Vineyards Say About Their Wines

For each wine we stock, here are what the vineyards say about their own wine.

Wiston Estate Cuvée 2013

Refreshing and fine, with the fragrance and fruit of an English orchard.


The award-winning Cuvée 2013 vintage comprises of 47% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier all aged in barrel.Harvested late in the year to achieve glorious ripeness of fruit, it displays greater opulence and depth than previous vintages, whilst still retaining the Wiston signature of focus and precision. Selected by Decanter Magazine as one of its 75 Most Exciting Wines of 2017, it has great potential like all our vintage wines to age beautifully, but is also drinking excellently now.

“Beautiful nose with sweet autolytic character, caramel, ripe stone fruit, pear juice and salted bread notes to finish with a full and harmonious rich texture and good persistence.” Best UK Sparkling White, Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

“Rich and creamy style, with lovely savoury notes from development. Composed and elegant with complex notes of brioche fruit and a long finish, delightful!” English Sparkling Wine Trophy, IWSC 2017 Tasting Panel

“A truly spectacular English sparkling wine, made from almost half pinot noir, with chardonnay and a hefty (20%) wallop of spicy pinot meunier. Intense precision and tons of energy.” Victoria Moore, BBC Good Food Magazine April 2018

“Ripe red apples and warm brioche showing on the nose, then stone fruit richness balanced by energy and acidity. There is a tremendous umami savouriness and an almost chocolatey yeast character. This needs time and will be very good.” Decanter Magazine January 2018

“A toasty touch of brioche joins ripe red and yellow-apple notes on the nose. The palate has even more of that autolytic richness, grounding both tart red apple and ripe lemon notes. Fine and creamy, the mousse highlights the fruit freshness while an earthier, toastier, richer background shimmers through enticingly. This harmonious and complex sparkler majors on beautiful development and pristine freshness. Lovely now, it is certain to develop further.” Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast

Brut Reserve NV

“rich, mouthfilling and complex”


Cépage: 65% Chardonnay 35% Pinot Noir

Dosage: 10g/l

Our Brut Reserve is the third wine we have released, and is a blend of 2010 and 2009 reserve wine. The wine is bottle aged for 3 years.

‘An English blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, which is rich, mouthfilling and complex with typical English hedgerow fruits undertones and a lively crisp tang on the aftertaste.’
– Wine Gang’ Review October 2013

‘Very, very English. All our other drinks that the Brits do well come to mind, apples from the orchard, great aromas of Elderflower. Light and highly entertaining and made on the Hampshire Downs.’
– Matthew Cobb – Wine Advisor

‘Lean but nicely structured. Showing fresh green apple and nettle with hints of smoke and crushed shells unfurling behind. A bone-dry, light mouth-feel and fine, soft mousse punctuated by an unmistakable, zippy lemony acidity typical of English sparkling.’
– Felipe Carvallo – Wine Advisor

‘Elegant hawthorn and acacia on the nose than a palate that has impressive mousse, green apple freshness and hints of autolytic brioche to round it out. The dosage is modest at 10g/l (in English terms at least) but well judged.’
– Simon Field MW

Wiston Brut NV

A refreshing, elegant and complete sparkling wine


In some people’s mind the perfectly balanced wine, made up of the three classic varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in equal parts. A refreshing, elegant and complete sparkling wine, with a fine complex finish that combines youthful purity of fruit with more mature characters from long lees-aging, this wine is an excellent way to begin a journey with Wiston.

“A cuvée of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay made on the South Downs by Irish winemaker, Dermot Sugrue, this is a complex, toasty, savoury fizz with fine bubbles, lots of yeasty, bready autolysis and a bone dry, tapering finish.” Tim Atkin MW, TimAtkin.com

“Tremendous zingy acidity proudly cutting through the restrained but soothing, creamy yeastiness. Long, cream and apples finish. Very English style.” International Wine Challenge 2017

“Cream, crisp apple and baked toast – loads of flavour here, and seriously good value as a consequence. There’s an almost nutty sort of finish – really very complex and interesting. Very good.” Richard Hemming MW, Purple Pages of JancisRobinson.com


Hush Heath Sparkling Apple Wine

A refreshing sparkling wine


This rose gives a luscious and creamy taste, full of ripe English fruit- strawberry, blackcurrant and apple. It finishes with a hint of sweetness and a lingering character of red fruits and cream.

Appearance: Clean rose

Nose: Fresh apple

Palate: Crisp, with a hint of sweetness, the rosé has creamy strawberry and blackcurrant notes. Apple Varieties: Egremont Russet, Cox, Bramley

Alcohol: 8%

Langham Rosé NV

Winner of a gold medal in the Independent English Wine Awards


Our Rose NV, with base vintage 2015, is a blend of 52% Pinot noir and 48% Pinot meunier which produce this salmon pink wine with a stream of fine bubbles.

Partial barrel fermentation and 30 months lees ageing in bottle provide layers of complexity behind a nose of roasted strawberry and butter pastry.

The palate is light and refreshing with cranberry and strawberry flavours reminiscent of summer fruit pudding.

A wine suited to all occasions, drinking equally well on its own or with light seafood dishes. Perfect now or age for up to 3 years.

Winner of a gold medal in the Independent English Wine Awards, a silver medal in the 2019 Sommelier Wine Awards and gold at the 2019 WineGB Awards!


New Hall Signature

blend of Pinot, Ortega and Chardonnay


New Hall Signature 2017 – Dry White Wine

An extremely accomplished wine produced from a blend of early-ripening varieties including Pinot gris, Ortega and Chardonnay. The acidity is naturally low, allowing the complex flavours of stone fruit, lychee and yellow apple to shine through. The finish is long, smooth and slightly minerally.

Polgoon Bacchus 2016

elder-flower and gooseberry


A single variety wine made from the Bacchus grapes. Full of character with exuberant aromas of lime zest and freshly cut grass on the nose. This wine pairs well with fresh Cornish fish dishes. elder-flower and gooseberry on the palate, with a fresh, zippy finish.

Polgoon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Unique characteristics of it’s own


In 2016 John Coulson, owner and winemaker at Polgoon, announced that he’d be planting 2,500 Sauvignon Blanc vines up in the vineyard.  It raised a few eyebrows, there’s not much Sav Blanc grown in England and a Cornish Sauvignon Blanc was unheard of!

Three years on and after a legendary fruit harvest in 2018, Polgoon has produced its very first bottle of single estate, single variety Sauvignon Blanc. 

It’s quite different from other Sauvignons – it’s not like a French or New Zealand variety – it has unique characteristics of it’s own, which means it can only be described as wonderfully Cornish.  Elly Owens, head sommelier at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall says:

“On the nose this wine is lively with notes of lime, passion fruit and pineapple. On the palate it’s crunchy fresh, green apple and tropical fruits with a distinctly Cornish minerality provided by the granite based soil at Polgoon.”

In March 2019, prior to launch, the wine was entered into the Independent English Wine Awards (IEWA).  Entering a wine for an award is always a little nerve-wracking for the winemaker John Coulson, but it’s especially nail-biting when it’s produced from a new crop variety.  “We thought it was good, but would 24 independent judges, including some Masters of Wine, agree? ” They did, and the wine won a GOLD.

Tuffon Hall Beatrice Rosé 2016

Gold medal – East Anglian Vineyard Association 2018



The eye catching delicate pink colour is just what we all look for in a rosé these days. The nose offers up a cocktail of fruit blossom, pear drop and strawberry; a combination that could have you sniffing the wine for hours rather than drinking it; but drink it you must because it’s quite delicious. The summery theme continues on the palate with hints of redcurrant, strawberry and raspberry popping up all over the place. On the finish, however, it moves to a slightly more appley note which gives it a really fresh lift.

Lovers of both white and rose will enjoy this super wine. The combination of summery flavours and fresh finish make this quite a versatile food wine. I certainly think that lovers of salads with a slight Asian twist should give it a go, shellfish would work well, and if you’re looking for something to match to lighter dishes rich in tomato and herbs, then this could just be it.


“Lovely delicate salmon pink. Crisp firm fruity nose. Soft round juicy berry fruit on the palate matched by firm and elegant acidity. A wine for all occasions and right up in the league of top Provencal Roses… Packaging generally is brilliant.”

Anthony Thompson

Hush Heath Nannette’s English Rose 2017

Classic sparkling wine trio: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier


Region: Kent, South East England
Area: 50 acres
Climate: Cool Maritime
Soil Type: Wealden clay over Tunbridge
Wells sand

Management: Environmentally sustainable
Trellis: Double Guyot Vertical Shoot Positioning, 3300 vine/ha.
Harvest: Hand-picked from Hush Heath’s vineyards, late September 2017.
Production: Limited
Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 11%

Winemakers: Owen Elias & Victoria Ash.
Cool fermentation at 14°C to 16°C in stainless steel with selected yeasts encourages an aromatic and fruit forward style of wine. Cold sterile filtered into clear Burgundy bottles on site, sealed with a screw cap for freshness.

Appearance: Delicate, pale Provençal pink.
Nose: Intensely aromatic, with ripe pear, red berry fruit and wild herbs.
Palate: Dry and crisp, bursting with stone fruits, redcurrant and strawberry.
Ageing Potential: Enjoy now.
Food Pairings: Excellent with seafood, salads and soft cheeses.

Aldwick Regent

Deliciously redolent of Victoria plums and Christmas spices.


For reasons unknown, Aldwick’s 790 Regent vines were established in four irregular blocks on the outer perimeters of each of Woodlands vineyard’s quadrants. Such variations in slope, aspect, exposure, and vine number pose challenges to surmount. Perhaps in planting Woodlands in 2010 came an impromptu decision to include Regent. Mystery aside, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Regent has proved to be a rewarding deliciously redolent of Victoria plums and Christmas spices.

Grape Varieties:  100% Regent
Style:  Medium bodied with light tannins
Colour:  Deep crimson
Nose: Winter spice
Palette:  Cinnamon & Victoria plums.
Vineyard:  Woodlands, Aldwick Estate
Harvest:  October 2017
Bottled:  July 2018
Winemaker:  Steve Brooksbank
Awards: BRONZE – Decanter Awards 2019


Aldwick Flying Pig

Award winning


Grape Varieties:  70% Pinot Noir | 30% Regent
Style:  Light to medium bodied
Colour:  Pale ruby
Nose: Cherries| Plums | A hint of strawberry
Palette:  Herbaceous finish | Soft rounded tannins
Vineyard:  Woodlands and Homefield
Harvest:  Pinot Noir 2016/2017 | Regent 2016
Bottled:  30 March 2018
Winemaker:  Steve Brooksbank
Awards: First release 19th August 2018


An adynaton is a figure of speech depicting something so unlikely as to verge on the impossible. Vineyards in Great Britain? English red wine? Any prospect in late July 2011 that Aldwick’s recently planted vines might thrive, much less produce internationally accredited wine? Pigs might fly!
Single-minded determination can confound naysayers. The will to succeed can triumph over adversity. Aldwick’s logo epitomises our ascent: a heraldic pig with elevated wings.
Flying Pig is a “vin de soif” – a wine for thirst. This light-hearted blend of carefully selected Pinot Noir and Regent grapes, briefly rested in French oak barrels for optimum refreshment, is best served slightly chilled.