Breaky Bottom is a small scale family run vineyard nestled within the South Downs National Park.
Planted by winemaker Peter Hall in 1976, Breaky Bottom produces around 10,000 bottles of sparkling wine per year (weather, floods and wildlife permitting!)
Planted on downland chalk, Breaky Bottom is located within a secluded valley sheltered from coastal winds creating an ideal microclimate for vine growing.
Starting with still wines, Breaky Bottom won a gold medal in the 1993 International Wine Challenge with their Seyval Blanc. With It’s clean fresh taste and retained acidity when fully ripe, Peter felt the Serval Blanc would make great fizz. Peter produced his first sparkling brut made with 100% Seyval Blanc in 1995, released in 2000 as ‘Millennium Cuvée Maman Mercier’, dedicated to his mother. Peter now focuses fully on sparkling wines.