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Albourne Estate, Sussex

An environmentally conscious and exciting producer of refreshing English Wine

Albourne Estate is a new boutique producer of exciting and distinctive single estate English wines, located on the edge of the South Downs near Brighton.

Already highly regarded, their debut white wine range produced from the 2013 vintage has won multiple national and international awards and the 2014 range is repeating their success.

Made only from their own grapes and all produced on site their wines are truly reflective of each vintage and the  unique location in Sussex. Plantings are on south facing slopes of free draining sandstone soil.

They are committed to sustainable practices which include

  • 100% green energy use in the winery, in part supplied by their own array of 159 solar panels.

  • Extensive insulation of the winery and bottle store to minimize energy consumption for cooling and heating.

  • Year-round maintenance of grass cover in alleys and headlands to reduce soil erosion and compaction.

  • Use of sheep over winter in the vineyard to control ground cover and provide manure (they even adopted four orphan lambs who help with this!)

  • Under vine cultivation to reduce use of herbicides.

  • Application of green compost to improve soil structure and fertility.

  • Extensive soil nutrient mapping and band application equipment ensure they only add chemical nutrients exactly when and where required.