Nutbourne Vineyards Sussex Reserve is a multi-award-winning wine that 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. 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 Nutbourne Vineyards Sussex Reserve was created by the adventurous Bridget Gladwin back in 1991. The Nutbourne wines are unique, they are a pioneer in the UK wine industry, with 20 acres of vines being planted with Germanic varieties (Bacchus, Huxelrebe and Reichensteiner) in 1980. In 1991 the Gladwin family bought the vineyard and since then have expanded the vineyard and introduced new varieties such a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Unlike commercial vineyards in the UK, the winery was built 10 years ago, which ensured Nutbourne were producing high-quality wines which have now gone on to win many of the countries most prestigious wine awards. For example, the multi-award-winning Nutty Brut has won a gold medal twice at the international wine spirit competition!! 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.