Meophams Valley Vineyard was originally established in 1991 by David and Pauline Grey. During their tenure they set the foundations of the vineyard by planting several grape varieties, conducting vineyard tours and creating a range of quality still and sparking wines. During this time their vintages won numerous awards in local, national and international wine competitions.
Due to David's retirement, our family were presented with a wonderful exciting opportunity, full of possibilities, to own a vineyard. In November 2015 Ben, Surjit and Surrinder Bassi became the proud owners of the Meopham Valley Vineyard. Between them they have 50 years experience in the agricultural industry and have spent the last 18 years working closely with Davis at the vineyard.
It's been our lifelong dream to own such a business, with our own plot of land to grow and cultivate quality produce. Our family feels privileged to own the vineyard and we take every opportunity to visit, whether it's going to start pruning, grape picking or to admire the breath taking scenic view of the valley.
The vineyard is located in the North Downs of Kent and spans approximately 25 acres. The vineyard itself is set on a beautiful east facing slope with the picturesque 'Happy Valley' as a backdrop.
The site is approximately 100 m. above sea level and the vines are planted at a density of 1672 vines per acre . Our vines are all planted on a gradient, a perfect terroir for capturing the sun's rays. These conditions help to increase sugar levels and ensure all the grapes reach optimum ripeness.
We currently grow ten grape varieties:- Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Bacchus, Rondo, Regent, Reichensteiner, Madeleine Angevine, Leon Millot and Triomphe