England's only Outstanding sparkling white wine
Fairmile Vineyard's maiden vintage beat highly distinguished and long-established vineyards to be voted England's only Outstanding sparkling white wine by Decanter wine and lifestyle magazine (January 2020 edition). Out of 53 sparkling white wines costing under £50:
- 16 came as Recommended (86-89 points/100).
- 26 were Highly Recommended (90-94 points/100).
- Only Fairmile Vineyard's Classic Cuvée was deemed Outstanding (95-97 points/100).
(Rosé sparkling wines were not eligible for judging on this occasion). Both wines won silver awards in our trade association WineGB Awards 2020.
Our 2016 vintage is now on sale and tastes, if anything, better, thanks to the addition of well-aged reserves from that outstanding year of 2015. Thames & Chilterns Vineyard Association straightaway awarded silver medallions for our new rosé and classic cuvée during the Wine Challenge 2020.
Wine cellar door sales As a boutique vineyard, you won't find our wines everywhere, but they can be found in some independent wine merchants, fine dining restaurants and online. Online ordering continues as normal using courier delivery and free delivery of one or more cases around Henley on Thames. We follow health precautions published by our industry body WineGB.
Public open days and private pre-booked tours - see our Visits page for details.
Keep checking this page, or enter your email address on our Contact page to hear about future events when you can once again sample our wines at one of our vineyard open days or at food and wine fairs once life returns to normal.
Jan & Anthea