Wine Making

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Nutbourne’s wine making  has been under the guidance of Owen Elias, Consultant Wine Maker, for nearly 30 years. Since 2010 we have had our own Winery and Cave on site and all our wines are produced here. We now only produce wines from grapes grown on the estate and every aspect of the process is carried out on site from pressing, fermenting and bottling, right through to the disgorge and finishing processes of Sparkling wine 4 years later. The total production averages around 50,000 bottles per year but varies vintage by vintage.

OWEN ELIAS

WILL STEEDMAN

OLIVIA HOLMES

Within the winery we have Will Steadman (Plumpton College graduate and previously at Rathfinney in East Sussex). On the viticulture side we have Olivia Holmes, ( Masters  from Plumpton, and experience in New Zealand and other English vineyards). Owen Elias adds his long experience, knowledge and expertise to the team. Together they provide a very natural approach and fully hands-on involvement at every stage of the production achieving outstanding results and accolades for both the still range and Nutbourne Sparkling wines.