Two great speakers – Seven delicious English Wines
Meet Alison NIghtingale, co-owner and winemaker at Albourne Estate, West Sussex and winner of the UK Wine of the Year Trophy 2015. She hit the news last year when her Albourne Estate Bacchus 2014 won this Trophy, which was an amazing achievement as it was up against 320 other English Sparkling and Still wines, and it was only her second vintage. Albourne Estate has 30 acres of vines in gentle rolling hills near Hassocks in West Sussex. The vines were planted in 2010 and her first still wines were released in 2014. Albourne Estate Sparkling wines, which take longer to make and mature, will be on sale in 2017.
The second speaker is Paul Langham from a’Beckett’s Estate in Littleton Panell, Wiltshire, just North of Salisbury Plain. Paul and his wife Lynn established the vineyards and orchards in 2001 and farm 21 acres in all, with 12 acres under vine. Now some of the vines have reached maturity Paul has realised his dream of producing his first red wine from Pinot Noir, in addition to a range of Still and Sparkling white and pink wines. Paul was Chair of the UK Vineyards Association 2013 – 15 and is an accomplished speaker.
Join us at Tuppenny Barn for this special Tasting, to celebrate English Wines Week 2016 and taste wines from two Sussex Estates – still wines from Albourne Estate, sparkling from Ridgeview – plus still and sparkling rosés and a still red from a’Becketts.
Help to raise funds for Tuppenny Barn and enjoy a fun, informative event where we will taste a great line-up of Still and Sparkling English wines and hear, first-hand, about how it gets from vine to glass!
Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!