Ian Kellett bought Hambledon Vineyard in 1999 because of its solid chalk terroir on South East facing slopes and his belief that it has the best brand story board of any English wine business. Throw in the fact that Hambledon Village is known as the Cradle of Cricket and the scope to develop Hambledon into the leading English wine brand seemed clear. Hambledon’s aim is simple – selling Englishness to the world by aiming to build, over time, a company producing 1 million bottles per annum of highest quality English fizz, from England’s oldest commercial vineyard. Management believe that Hambledon has the terroir, the brand tools, and the team to produce the finest brand of English sparkling wine and to become world renowned.
Address: Hambledon Vineyard, Hambledon, Hampshire PO7 4RY