Category: Vineyard

Natural Packaging

Delivering Sustainably As the appetite for online shopping grows ever more popular, we have been looking for ways to make this aspect of our business as sustainable as possible. Not only do we use boxes and packaging made from recycled cardboard, but the packing material around the wine bottles is shredded prunings from the Nutbourne…

By Olivia Thomas 11/04/2022 Off

Picnics at the Vineyard

Picnic in the Vines Our popular picnics are back for Summer 2022. From 21st April we will offer picnic boxes packed with delicious dishes and seasonal Sussex produce from our family farm and kitchens. Explore the vineyard and feast amongst the vines at one of our idyllic picnic spots throughout the estate, including our wildflower…

By Olivia Thomas 21/03/2022 Off

Summer 2022 Tours & Tastings

Book a Vineyard Tour & Tasting at Nutbourne This Summer we will again be hosting our hugely popular guided Vineyard Tours and Tastings. The tours are led by either Peter, the vineyard co-owner or Robin, our Cellar Manager. They will share their extensive knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We begin by gathering around the historic…

By Olivia Thomas 17/02/2022 Off

Harvest Report: 2021 Vintage

The Gladwin Family’s 30th Harvest at Nutbourne We’ve just finished the 2021 harvest at Nutbourne for this year, picking each bunch of grapes by hand to be pressed in our winery and produce the next vintage. It was the 30th harvest at Nutbourne for the Gladwin family and we’re looking forward to sharing the wines…

By Olivia Thomas 18/10/2021 Off

Art in Nature at Nutbourne

Seeds and Sculpture Our heritage vines planted in the Geneva Double-Curtain trellising style have always had a wonderful architectural beauty. In summer, their heavy green curtains groan with foliage and  ripening grapes. In Winter, their tall solid trunks taper upwards into curved arches, then bend gently towards the ground. Last Autumn Gregory Gladwin turned over…

By admin 22/01/2021 Off

Harvest 2020 Report

This year the good summer weather rewarded us with a wonderful, early grape harvest – not huge in quantity but the ripe clean fruit is full of flavour and potential. We will once again be producing a still red wine from our Pinot Noir, as in 2014 and 2018 when the sugar levels were good…

By admin 12/10/2020 Off

Harvest 2019

We started picking on the 23rd of September and finished on the 23rd of October. We had a successful but challenging harvest month. We picked over 48 tons of grapes which makes approximately 53,000 bottles of wine. The plan this year is to make some more red wine. We will also be looking at creating some…

By admin 08/11/2019 Off

January 2019 New Year

THE UNDERGROUND CAVE Work on our new underground “cave’ is about to be completed. This is a wonderful new temperature stable long term wine  store with space for up to 200,000 bottles. Please come and see it this summer. NEW WINES We have some exciting new additions to our range – our much anticipated Blush rose…

By admin 21/01/2019 0

2018 Record Harvest

We experienced our biggest ever harvest this year picking over 50 tons of  the classic champagne varietals -Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc, and over 25 tons of our Riesling style – Bacchus, Reichensteiner & Huxelrebe. Harvest started a whole month earlier than usual, in mid-September and finished 17th October. This gave us ideal warm, dry Autumn…

By admin 21/01/2019 0

2018 Harvest

We experienced our biggest ever harvest this year picking over 50 tons of the classic champagne varietals-Chardonnay Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc, and over 25 tons of our Riesling style-Bacchus, Reichensteiner & Huxelrebe. Harvest started a whole month earlier than usual on 17th September and finished on October 17th . This gave us ideal warm, dry Autumn conditions…

By admin 15/01/2019 0