England's Outstanding sparkling white wine celebrating its tenth anniversary
Fairmile Vineyard's maiden vintage from 2015 beat highly distinguished and long-established vineyards to be rated England's only Outstanding sparkling white wine by Decanter wine and lifestyle magazine (January 2020 edition) winning 95-97 points/100. The wines are now even better, enriched by the blending of mellow reserves from previous years. Such quality of grape is achieved from our steep south-facing slope, below the 100 metres altitude critical to English vineyards.
- Rosé and Classic Cuvée won silver awards in trade association WineGB Awards 2020,
- Gold and silver in the Independent English Wine Awards 2022,
- Thames & Chilterns Vineyard Association awarded silver medallions for our Rosé and Classic Cuvée during the Wine Challenge 2022.
- Best Sparkling Wine Producer - UK by LUXlife magazine 2022.
- "Delightful" and "amazingly serious" in Oz Clarke English Wines.
To celebrate our tenth anniversary of planting the vines in 2013, we have launched a limited-edition Founder's Reserve 2015 - the same wine rated "Outstanding" by Decanter magazine, but with an additional four years' lees-ageing. This is so rare and special as to be only available through our online Shop.
Wine cellar door sales
As a boutique vineyard, you won't find our multi award-winning wines everywhere, but they can be found in selected wine merchants, delicatessens, fine dining restaurants and online - with free delivery of one or more cases around Henley on Thames - or just click-and-collect.
If you would like to buy direct from the vineyard, our wine cellar door opening hours are:
- Saturdays: 10am - 2pm
- Tuesdays: 10am-Noon
- Thursdays: Noon-2pm
If you're stuck, phone or email to see how we can help!
For tours, we are open all year round every day by appointment - see our Visits page for details.
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Jan & Anthea