Jenkyn Place is the brainchild of property investor and entrepreneur Simon Bladon. Originally from Yorkshire Simon and his wife Rebecca moved to Jenkyn Place in Hampshire in 1997 and after extensive renovations turned their thoughts to the abandoned hop fields next to the property. It was then that Simon who loves a good challenge decided to plant vines and the Jenkyn Place vineyards were born.nnJenkyn Place is situated in the idyllic Hampshire countryside. The vineyards have been created with excellence in mind and have been designed and planted to produce top quality English sparkling wines. The vineyards cover 12 acres (around 5 hectares) and are perfectly located on sheltered chalky south-facing slopes 100m above sea level on the North Hampshire Downs. The first vines were planted in 2004 and further vines were planted in 2007 and 2010. The vineyards are now at full capacity with a total of 15 000 vines. The soil is greensand over marlstone which is perfect for Champagne grape varieties Chardonnay Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The wines are made in the traditional Champagne method and spend around three years on the lees before being released to the public. Quality control is paramount throughout the whole process from the design planting and tending of the vineyards to the actual production of the wines. Dermot Sugrue is the talented young Irish winemaker behind Jenkyn Place English sparkling wines. Dermot is based at Wiston Estate Winery in West Sussex and was formerly the chief winemaker at Nyetimber. He has also worked in Champagne Bordeaux and India.
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