About the producer: Bolney Estate
Bolney Estate is a family run vineyard that began with only three acres under vine in 1972. It enjoyed a renaissance in the 1990’s when Samantha Linter, daughter of founders Janet and Rodney Pratt, took over the wine making. Samantha, who gave up teaching hairdressing to study viticulture, has built up the estate to 39 acres and now heads an all female team which includes her own daughter, Charlotte. They have been awarded ‘UK Wine Producer of the Year’ by the ‘International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012’, a crowning achievement following forty years of dedication and growth. View our range.
Toasting Success: Bolney Estate and the rise of English Sparkling Wine
English wine is booming again after a period in the doldrums. The turn-around came after the hot summer of 2003 led to a spurt of sparkling-variety planting and the conviction that Southern England might just be the new Champagne.
Bolney started in back 1972 with three acres of vines planted on the South Downs near Brighton and have since grown to 39 acres – substantial in English wine terms. Winemaker Samantha Lintner specialises in producing red and sparkling wines from grapes grown on the delightfully named local soil type, ‘Upper Tunbridge Wells Sand’. The winery benefited from some investment and grants in 2005 which funded a new, state of the art winery and in 2012 was voted ‘IWSC UK Winery of the Year’.
Bolney’s winemaking success has developed hand in hand with their commitment to sustainable vineyard practices and to involvement in their community – supporting local projects and charities. The estate is even home to the local community post office which they opened when the village post office was forced to close.
As for the results?
The Lychgate white, red and rose are as accomplished and rounded examples of English winemaking as one could hope to find, with clean aromatics and flavours in the white and balanced, vibrant fresh fruit flavours in the rose and red. The true potential of the estate is displayed in the sparkling wines, with a full autolytic style showing real complexity and development.
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Delivery is FREE FOR ORDERS OVER £100 to a single UK mainland address*. All other orders are charged £9.95 per UK mainland delivery address*. Excludes items purchased in bond where delivery will be charged at cost.
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY, available when you order six bottles or more, or over £75, to a single address (includes SE10, SE3, SE7, SE8 and SE13). Please call the customer service team on 020 8858 9147. Please allow up to 5 days for delivery. For orders required in less than 5 days, our standard terms apply.
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Wines ordered before 12pm should be delivered within 48 hours (working days). If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you to let you know.
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Sale or return is available. All goods returned must be in a reasonable condition and only unopened cases will be accepted. A minimum collection charge of £7.95 will be applied to all sale or return orders.
Any damaged bottles must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. A full refund will be given on receipt of the damaged bottles.
Orders may be cancelled up to seven working days from receipt of delivery provided that all wines are unopened and in their original condition.
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In the event of customer cancellation full refunds will only be given if we are notified at least 7 days before the date of the event. Refunds will only be given after this time if we are able to re-sell your tickets.
In the event that a tasting is cancelled, Davy’s shall offer customers a full refund.