Hambledon Vineyard appoints new winemaker

Hambledon Vineyard has appointed winemaker Félix Gabillet to manage day-to-day production at the estate in Hampshire, working under the direction of head winemaker Hervé Jestin. After working a stage for the vintage at Hambledon in 2015, Gabillet was persuaded to return in 2016 for a further six-month placement. He quickly became a vital member of

Hambeldon’s expansion plans for 2016

Managing director of Hambledon Vineyard Ian Kellett has announced plans to expand the estate’s facilities in response to growing demand. He also applauded government support for rural development and food and drink businesses in the UK. Speaking as he welcomed Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery (Con) to Hambledon Vineyard, Kellett said, “Hambledon has had a

Red letter day for Hambledon Vineyard

Hambledon Vineyard, England’s oldest commercial vineyard, entered a new phase in its 61-year history yesterday (July 9) with the official opening by the Duchess of Cornwall of its £2.5 million gravity-fed winery, the first in England, and her suggestion that a better name for English sparkling wine is needed. Some 80 guests had travelled from