Simpsons Wine Estate

Canterbury, Kent

Charles & Ruth Simpson have been making award-winning wines at Domaine Sainte Rose, their stunning, southern French property, for the past 15 years.  In 2014 they brought their expertise and savoir-faire back to the UK establishing Simpsons Wine Estate in Barham, Kent, with an aspiration to create the finest quality Method Traditional English sparkling wine.

Simpsons Wine Estate now has 30 hectares of vineyard, planted with the grape varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.  The vineyards occupy glorious positions on the sunny, sheltered slopes of the North Downs, protected from the whimsy of the English climate by ancient woodland and anchored in the iconic, free-draining, chalky soils so highly revered in the world of sparkling wine.

In 2016 a state-of-the-art winery was created in Barham in preparation for their first harvest and a modern tasting room will be completed during 2017.  A very exclusive single vineyard, still Chardonnay has just been released from the 2016 harvest and the first sparkling wines will be released from 2018.

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