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.

Barnsole 2015 Classic Sparkling Wine

A classic blend of Pinot Noir Précoce and Chardonnay. The bright golden colour with a hint of copper reflects the Pinot dominance, with peach, quince and red apples on the palette, along with butter and brioche lingering to the finish.

11.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2018 - 2024

Barnsole 2016 Dry Bacchanalian

A bone dry aromatic white wine made from 100% Bacchus. Fresh, crisp and citrussy with a hint of gooseberry. The perfect wine to accompany local seafood and winter fish dishes.

11.5% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2018 - 2024

Barnsole 2015 Kent Classic

The aromatic white grape variety Huxelrebe makes this single variety off-dry wine abounding with the recognisable aromatics of Muscat. A fresh clear yellow plum colour with a bounty of peaches and grapefruit and balanced sweetness. Serve a small glass as an aperitif, or drink with Kent farm produced roast pork.

12% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2018 - 2024

Barnsole 2015 Dry Reserve

A fruit packed dry white wine made from 100% Reichensteiner, delivering complex fruits and great body. A classic style to compliment a special dinner with friends.

12% alcohol, 75cl
Drink: 2018

Barnsole 2015 Red Reserve

A low sulphite red wine made from a blend of Rondo and Regent, this wine presents a stewed fruit nose. Complex fruits of the forest on the palette with smoked plum and cherry, finishing with balanced tannins.

11% alcohol, 75cl
Drink 2018 – 2020

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