Driving through the village of Hambledon and past its eponymous Bat and Ball pub you’ll soon find yourself amongst the rolling vines of Hambledon Vineyard, now 70 years old and celebrating its own Platinum Jubilee.
Owners and custodians of the vineyard since 1999, Ian and Anna Kellett took on its legacy with a goal to produce a modern, world-class wine. The first switch was to focus on sparkling wine, replanting the vineyard and scaling up the business for modern tastes. The French connection which started with Sir Guy continues today with the winemaking team led by Hervé Jestin, Champagne chef de caves.
It was through their interest in geology and passion for viticulture that Ian and Anna recognised Hambledon was cocooned by a very special terroir. for vines.. Put on your sunglasses here, the chalk literally glows around your feet, whilst the sea breezes may keep you cool on a vineyard tour, they are even more welcomed by the growing grapes during summer.