Barnsole Vineyard - English Wine Handmade by Artisans - Our Wines
Barnsole Vineyard


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 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.

Unfiltered 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 several years in the cellar to impart the sparkling finesse that we seek.

All of our Kent 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

Our artisan winemakers believe in non-intervention with the ambition of achieving varietal expression. Therefore, we do the very minimum amount of work to refine our wines over 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 any wine, we send sample bottles to our industry regulator for analysis. We aim for accreditation with the highest European standard, known as ‘Quality Wine’.

English sparkling wines are left for extended lees ageing and released after four years. Kentish still Red and White wines are released after two years resting in our cellars.

Classic Sparkling Wine 2018

A classic method sparkling wine made from 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay to make a crisp fruity wine with strawberry overlaying rich summer fruits and a hint of biscuit. This wine is matured in the bottle for 3 years prior to release.

12.5% alcohol, 75cl

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Old Vine Sparkling Wine 2016

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

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Dry Bacchus 2022

An aromatic wine made from 100% Bacchus. Elderflower and pineapple with a hint of gooseberry. A wine that will age beautifully.

12.5% alcohol, 75cl

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Pinot Noir 2022

A light bodied Red wine with a vanilla nose overlaying Red fruits, delivering violets and liquorice notes on the palate along with soft tannins.

11.5% alcohol, 75cl

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Rosé de Noir Sparkling 2019

A 100% Pinot Noir sparkling Rose abounding with refreshing acidity, wild strawberry notes and a creamy finish.

12.5% alcohol, 75cl

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Dry Reserve 2022

A zippy dry wine with notes of melon, peach and lemon with a wisp of salinity on the finish.

11% alcohol, 75cl

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red wine bottles

We aim to produce

20,000 bottles each year
Kent Classic 2022

Only made in a good year, this wine shows an abundance of tropical notes, including mango and guava with rose petal lingering on the finish.

12.5% alcohol, 75cl

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

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