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“Informative tour & delicious wine!”
Review of Hambledon Vineyard

Hambledon Vineyard
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hambledon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: English Sparkling wine producer. We are Englands oldest commercial Vineyard producing High Quality English Sparkling wine. From the same soils as Champagne with a cooler climate. All of Hambledon wine is produced form our own Estate grown grapes. Taken directly into our state of the art ALL GRAVITY FED winery. The wine making is Lead by one of the top Chef de Calves from Champagne. He leads a team of French wine makers to make our various Cuvee. We offer Wine Education on WSET training courses, Vineyard Tours, Afternoon Teas, Wedding receptions in our Beautiful Vineyard. Wine festivals, Wine tasting from around the World, All in our Relaxed setting on the beautiful south downs national park. Nearest train station is Petersfield which has regular service to London Waterloo. We are 15 minuets by car to Winchester. 15 minuets by car to portsmouth. We are truly Passionate about producing England top Sparkling wine, while offering our customer a superb Experience. Come and Enjoy.
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Holly & Katrina were wonderful hosts & extremely knowledgeable. Excellent tour & the wine was delicious too!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

My mum and I had a wonderful morning at Hambledon winery. The tour was really interesting and felt very relaxed. Sometimes these kind of tours feel very scripted and corporate - making things a little dull - but on Saturday our guide - Phil - was fantastic. He was very engaging and interesting and it seemed like he really enjoyed taking us around. I felt like I learned a lot - not just about the process but about what makes Hambledon unique. (Please don’t lose this friendly and relaxed vibe as you expand!).

The tasting afterwards was also lovely, the wines really are fantastic.

Two suggestions/ feedback:

Signposting was a bit dodgy. We weren’t quite sure where to park or where we were supposed to meet. There was also no one to greet us - so it all felt a little awkward.

Being a sunny day (the first of the year I think!) it perhaps might have been nice to do the tastings outside.

Many thanks for a really lovely morning.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We visited the Vineyard during a stay in the neighbouring Wriggly Tin Huts. Having been to many vineyards across the world and been on many tours, this was by far the best. There is something absolutely wonderful about the relaxed yet incredibly informative way in which the tour was delivered. No question was a silly question and I learnt more about the intricacies of wine production than ever before.

A special mention has to go out to our guide Phil, a proud Yorkshireman who made the whole experience even more enjoyable. His humour, coupled with his extensive knowledge was a perfect balance.

We tasted two wonderful sparkling wines at the end of the tour, expertly guided by Katrina. The team went the extra mile when we asked if we could pick up the wine we had purchased the following day, as we were going off on a long walk. They kindly hand delivered our purchases off at our accommodation to save us the effort of coming back.

All in all an incredible visit and we will definitely go back in the future.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

As a group of 8 we had an informative and fun tour of the vineyard and the warehouses with Katrina. In the group we had a range of wine experts and novices, but there was something for everyone to learn! The tasting had a great spread of wines and food. When each wine was served, we were given a brief description of it and some fun facts but then left to ourselves to chat. We didn’t feel at all rushed throughout the lunch. It was a really great experience and all of us have definitely found a new favourite English sparkling wine in the process! We will definitely be coming back to Hambledon

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tory R
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Used a tour voucher that we received for Christmas which included a tour and tasting of 2 wines.

The tour was very informative and Holly was very knowledgable. I didn’t realise quite how much effort goes in to making wine!

The wine the vineyard produce is amazing, so delicious! We couldn’t resist buying a crate of the Classic Cuvee and the Rose Cuvee. So good!

Now interested in attending one of the other events the vineyard provide and will be looking out for further information. The vineyard is currently going through a refurbishment so will be interesting to go back and see the difference once it’s all done.

Date of experience: April 2018
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