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Barnsole Vineyard Limited, Fleming Road , Staple,, Canterbury,, CT3 1LG
07772 300511 Email > Website >

About Barnsole Vineyard

Across the verdant flats from Barnsole stand the mighty walls of the Roman fort of Richborough. It is here, in the garden of England, that the first Pinot Noir vines arrived with the Legions in 44A.D..Barnsole perpetuates this viticultural tradition of two millennia by growing Pinot Noir, along with other grape varieties, to make quintessential English wines. 


Barnsole is a boutique Kent vineyard and winery and a handful of passionate wine makers who strive to produce premium quality Kentish sparkling wines. 
Our vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in Kent, situated between the historic city of Canterbury and the delightful Cinque Port town of Sandwich. This is fertile land that has been farmed since ancient times. The loam soil over Thanet Sand regularly offers-up relics, such as Napoleonic buttons, musket balls and the odd clay pipe that was discarded by a farm hand long ago.

Product Description

There have been two phases of planting. The first in 1993 when the varieties Reichensteiner, Huxelrebe were planted specifically to make Kentish still wines. Then, in 2013, a second phase of planting that included Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, specifically to make estate grown English sparkling wine. Plus Bacchus to make aromatic English white wine.Our philosophy is to tread softly in the environment. We endeavour to leave no trace of our time as custodians of this tranquil place.  
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 English sparkling wine is whole bunch pressed. The fruit destined for English still white wine is crushed and macerated and the fruit for English red wine is destemed and fermented on the skins. All juice is fermented in closed stainless steel tanks to maintain its freshness and aroma 

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