Hambledon Vineyard

Hambledon Vineyard

Vineyards in Hampshire

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With its south-facing hills, warm climate, and chalky terrain, Hampshire is the perfect province for flourishing vineyards – resulting in the award-winning, and increasingly renowned, wines that are produced across the county.

Comparable to the Champagne region in both terrain and produce, the stunning vineyards of Hampshire are predominantly located in chalky east of the county in the South Downs National Park, as well as in the Test Valley and New Forest National Park.

Hampshire’s vineyards follow the traditional method of wine making from the classic Champagne grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

With many vineyards offering visitor experiences and tours, Hampshire is a fantastic destination from which to sample some of England’s, and the world’s, very best sparkling and white wine.

Read on to find out where you can visit, learn about, and most importantly taste the award-winning wines produced here in Hampshire.

Vineyard and wine tasting tours are by appointment only and must be pre-booked directly with the vineyard.

Vineyards in East Hampshire and South Downs National Park

The majority of Hampshire’s vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, due to warm weather, south facing vines and chalk terroir. 

Hambledon Vineyard

Located in the beautiful South Downs National Park, lies the family-run Hambledon Vineyard – one of England’s leading sparkling wine producers and the oldest commercial vineyard in England.

Visitors to the 200-acre vineyard can choose from vineyard and winery tours and tastings, as well as a sparkling afternoon tea amongst the vines and a variety of special events throughout the year.

The village of Hambledon is also known as the cradle of cricket – the location from where the game of cricket evolved and a heritage that is celebrated in the Hambledon Vineyard logo. Broad-Halfpenny Down is the cricket ground that can be seen from the vineyard and is adjacent to the Bat and Ball pub, which served as the 18th century clubhouse.

Find out more about visiting Hambledon Vineyard

Hattingley Valley

With origins as a farm diversification project in 2008, Hattingley has grown to become one of the leading wineries in the UK.

This purpose-built, eco-friendly winery in rural East Hampshire, is now one of the most advanced wineries in the world, producing some remarkable English wines.

Hattingley’s emblematic butterfly, which appears on each of its labels, is the Silver-washed Fritillary Butterfly, a summer resident at Hattingley symbolising the rich eco-system of this part of Hampshire.

Find out more about visiting Hattingley Vineyard

The Grange

Planted in 2011, in the chalky Hampshire downs close to Winchester and Alresford, The Grange vineyard is the creation of four siblings with a shared vision for producing exceptional English sparkling wine on land beloved by the family for generations.

The Grange offers tours of its south-facing vineyard overlooking the waters of the River Itchen. The estate also hosts The Grange Festival annually – an acclaimed world-class opera event in a spectacular English country house setting.

Find out more about visiting The Grange

Raimes Vineyard

Raimes English Sparkling is a boutique vineyard producing award-winning sparkling wines on a farm in the South Downs near the town of Alresford. This family-run vineyard is now in its fifth generation of the family farming, with 10-acres of classic champagne variety grapes planted in 2011.

Raimes runs vineyard tours for small groups from May to September; and opens its courtyard for wine tastings on Saturday afternoons in the summer during July and August.

Find out more about visiting Raimes

Vineyards in New Forest National Park

Setley Ridge Vineyard

Setley Ridge Vineyard is nestled near Brockenhurst, in the heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park.

This family-run vineyard, grows the grapes, makes the wine, and bottles it all in its stunning New Forest location.

The farm shop at Setley Ridge showcases its wine, alongside homemade and New Forest produce. Vineyard tours are also available during the summer months.

Find out more about visiting Setley Ridge

Vineyards in the Test Valley

Black Chalk

In a stunning setting alongside the banks of the River Test, Black Chalk vineyard lies in the heart of the beautiful Test Valley. Thirty acres of Hampshire chalk soil provide the foundation for 45,000 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines.

Black Chalk’s small batch English sparkling wine is making a big impression as a beautifully crafted and internationally acclaimed wine originating in Hampshire.

Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy tours and tastings of the vineyard and winery at Black Chalk including the unique treehouse tasting experience at nearby Wild Escapes.

Find out more about visiting Black Chalk

Vineyard events in Hampshire

Fizz Fest

Throughout the year, look out for special events taking place at Hampshire’s vineyards, from dining amongst the vines, to special tastings and tours.

Vineyards of Hampshire is a collective of vineyards in Hampshire: Black Chalk, Cottonworth, Danebury, Exton Park, The Grange, Hambledon, Hattingley, Jenkyn Place, Louis Pommery England and Raimes. The group shares Hampshire’s exceptional wines through vibrant events and tranquil vineyard experiences.

Vineyards of Hampshire organises two very special celebrations annually: Fizz Fest in the summer held at a different vineyard each year, and Fairy Lights & Fizz at Christmas.

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Vineyard tours in Hampshire

Keen wine-lovers can learn about, and visit, several of Hampshire vineyards in a day and have a designated driver and guide by opting for one of Hampshire’s vineyard tours.

Grape & Grain Tours offers tours that include visits to several of Hampshire’s finest vineyards in a day, with the option to include a brewery and gin distillery stop.

Hampshire Wine Tours runs private tours for small groups to visit award-winning vineyards in the South Downs National Park, including private vineyards not normally open to the public.

After a day of touring and tasting, wine not stay on for dinner and sample some of Hampshire’s local food, and stay in one of Hampshire’s boutique, luxury or country house hotels

Travel information

Getting to Hampshire

Hampshire is very accessible, see below for the average journey times by car:

Journey times to Hampshire by car

Getting Around Hampshire

Hampshire has an excellent road network linking our villages, towns, cities, attractions and places to stay.

Hampshire road map

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  1. Hattingley Valley Wines

    Alresford

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  2. Hambledon Vineyard

    Waterlooville

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  3. Raimes Vineyard

    Alresford

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  4. Hampshire Wine School

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  5. Three Choirs Vineyard

    Southampton

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  6. Setley Ridge Vineyard

    Setley Ridge Vineyard

    BROCKENHURST

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  7. The Grange Vineyard

    ALRESFORD

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  8. Hampshire Tours

    East Meon

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  10. Black Chalk Vineyard

    The Black Chalk Estate, Near Stockbridge

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