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Oxney Organic Estate, Sussex

Organic sparkling wine from the heart of East Sussex.

Oxney Organic Estate is a shining example of English organic agriculture set in the heart of East Sussex in the charming village of Beckley, between Rye and Tenterden with 21 acres of vines planted between 2012 and 2014 on their 850 estate which also farms four breeds of organic ewes.

Owners Kristin Syltevik and Paul Dobson take a sustainable and natural approach to almost every aspect of the operation, from natural disease control to generating heat from coppiced wood chips.

Winemaker Ben Smith, a Plumpton College graduate, has already made headlines with awards for their still rosé, and has paid an equal amount of attention to creating their sparkling wines with the first vintage of 2014 Sparkling wine launched in 2016. Clive Stanford manages the vineyard and vines in an organic system that minimises the use of fossil fuels and uses no herbicides or pesticides.

The winery is located in an old Grade II listed square oast house. The building has been converted to house the state of the art wine making technology required to make top quality organic English wine. Receiving visitors is also a top priority and their extensive restoration project has created a great location for winery tours and tastings so give them a call to arrange a tour if you are in the area. The sparkling wines are made in the same traditional method and with the same varieties as Champagne, but more focussed on the fresh fruit flavours. 

Oxney Organic Estate