TASTING NOTES The highest quality batches from across the vineyard are selected to become Albourne’s Estate wine. Led by Pinot Blanc & Pinot Gris this wine is elegantly textured and well-structured on the palate, expertly balancing an initial smooth mouthfeel with a crisp cleansing finish. Layers of aromas range from quince, acacia & lime to hazelnut with a distinctive ‘salty’ minerality on the nose and palate.
FOOD PAIRING charcuterie • sushi • smoked salmon
BLEND Pinot Blanc • Pinot Gris • Ortega • Bacchus • Chardonnay
Albourne Estate Vineyard Profile
Albourne Estate is a family-owned vineyard and winery overlooking the beautiful South Downs. The vineyard is just eight miles from Brighton in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Albourne’s winemakers craft small quantities of award-winning still and sparkling English wine using only our own sustainably grown grapes. We regularly visit Albourne Estate on our wine tours of Sussex. Why not join us for a tour?
Albourne Wine Estate was established in 2010 by husband and wife team, Alison Nightingale and Nick Cooper. It has rapidly established itself as an innovative and quality-led English wine producer at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry. Following a career in marketing working overseas for large multinationals, Alison took a step back in 2004 and with two young children completed a Viticulture & Enology degree at Plumpton College, before searching for their own site to establish a vineyard in England. After a lengthy search they came across Albourne Farm, just 5 minutes from where they lived in Hurstpierpoint. Albourne Estate has the perfect combination of location, geology and buildings, it is also one fo the most beautiful vineyards in Sussex.
Over the past 11 years they have established the vineyard, a winery and a stunning new Tasting Room. From winning ‘UK Wine of the Year’ in 2015 with a Bacchus wine from the second ever harvest, the range, quality and reputation of Albourne Estate wines has grown. This includes traditional and charmat method sparkling wines, white and red still wines and one of the first English Vermouths.
Visit Albourne Estate
You can visit Albourne for tours and tastings, or why not join a Great British Wine Tour and let us do the driving!