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Barnsole Vineyard

The English wine experience

Striving for fine wines

Only when the fruit is fully ripe do we gently hand harvest and process with care to maintain the freshness and varietal expression.

Fruit for sparkling wine is whole bunch pressed. The fruit destined for still wine is crushed or destemmed, depending upon the wine style required. The juice is clarified and then fermented in closed stainless steel tanks to maintain its freshness and aroma.

Sparkling base wines are bottled in the spring following harvest. We add only a pinch of sugar and some yeast, then we leave the wine to ferment a second time in bottle, followed by eighteen months in the cellar to impart the sparkling finesse that we seek.

All of our wines are purposely dynamic and will improve with time. Pursuing this philosophy, we allow our wines to rest comfortably in our cellars to develop before release. We aim to produce 20,000 bottles each year.

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sparkling wine production

Our winemaking

We refine the wines throughout the winter months, taking great care to preserve the delicate freshness of the fruit by restricting exposure to open air. At exactly the right moment, we bottle. Before we release the wines, we send sample bottles to our industry regulator for analysis. We aim for accreditation with the highest European standard, known as ‘Quality Wine’.

Aromatic still white wines may be released the year after harvest. Red wines usually after two years and our sparkling wines after three years.

Classic Sparkling Wine 2016

£24.99
A traditional bottle fermented sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to make a crisp, fresh and fruity wine with a hint of biscuit. This wine is matured in the bottle for 3 years prior to release.


12.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2020 - 2025

Old Vine Sparkling Wine 2016

£22.99
A bottle fermented sparkling wine made from a blend of Huxelrebe and Reichensteiner. Kentish apples and pears with a zippy finish. This wine is matured in the bottle for 3 years prior to release.


12% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2020 – 2023

Dry Reserve 2018

£12.70
Delivering crisp acidity with notes of pineapple and lime and a wisp of salinity at the end.


12% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2020 – 2022

Dry Bacchanalian 2018

£12.70
A bone dry aromatic white wine made from 100% Bacchus. Fresh, crisp and citrussy with a hint of gooseberry. A wine that will age beautifully.


11.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2020 – 2025

Kent Classic 2018

£12.70
Only made in a great year, this off-dry wine shows an abundance of tropical notes, including kiwi and guava with rose petal lingering on the finish.


12% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2025 – 2030

Red Reserve 2017

£9.50
Made from a blend of Rondo and Regent, this light bodied red wine presents a stewed fruit nose. Fruits of the forest on the palette with plum and cherry, finishing with balanced tannins.


11% alcohol, 75cl
Drink 2020 – 2025

Red Reserve 2014

£15.99
An unfiltered blend of Rondo and Regent, this fuller bodied red wine presents a chewing tobacco nose. Stewed fruits and figs on the palette with smoked plum and cherry, finishing with balanced tannins.


11% alcohol, 75cl
Drink 2025 – 2040

Barnsole Vineyard Limited
Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1LG
T. 07772 300 511
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