The Nutbourne Vineyards Sussex Reserve was created by the adventurous Bridget Gladwin back in 1991. Since then she has grown the Nutbourne brand to having several still and a handful of sparkling wines.
The “Terroir” at Nutbourne is a unique and ideal wine growing environment – a warm microclimate protected by the South Downs, gentle south-facing slopes and the same fertile greensand soil as the Champagne region in France. There are 26 acres (and growing) under vine. The Vineyard is considered one of the premier wine producers in the South East, offering a range of estate grown still and sparkling wines which are highly competitive worldwide.
The Sussex Reserve uses a blend of Bacchus, Huxelrebe and Reichensteiner grapes to produce a distinctive wine that is full of character, it’s lively and jumpy in the glass, but at the same time dry, aromatic and crisp.
The first English still wine to be awarded a gold medal by the IWSC! International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2012: Silver, and International Wine Challenge, 2010: Bronze