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Castle Brook Vineyard is run by the Chinn family, who are best known for producing Wye Valley Asparagus at Cobrey Farms in Herefordshire.

Tucked away in the meandering Wye Valley of South Herefordshire, we planted the Castlebrook vines in 2004, on the site of an ancient Roman vineyard. Lying on a steep south-facing slope, in the rain shadow of the Black Mountains, but with plenty of warm westerly air, the area is renowned for its fruit and vegetable production.

Targeting to make the highest quality English sparkling wine, we grow 21 different clones of the three traditional Champagne grape varieties – Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay – on three different rootstocks, which allows us to create really exciting blends.

Our range of three sparkling wines (Classic Cuvée, Rosé, Blanc de Blancs) are all traditional method, bottle fermented Brut (dry) wines each with their own unique style.

In the weeks leading up to harvest the grapes are monitored for ripeness, taste, acid and sugar levels, and hand-picked as whole bunches before being gently pressed. We use 100% malolactic fermentation with at least six months maturation in cuvee, and a very generous four plus years in secondary fermentation.

This attention to detail, along with our commitment to only producing the best English quality sparkling wine, has resulted in gaining multiple awards, since our first vintage in 2006.

On release of our first vintage in 2006, we picked up three silver medals, including one at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Since then the awards include a Gold Medal and a trophy for Best Sparkling Wine as well as overall Wine Of The Year at the South West Vineyards association, Gold medal in the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships, Silver medal at Decanter World Wine Awards, and the trophy for the best presented wine in the UKVA. Please see the blog section from link at top left of the screen for more information awards, reviews and news.

We work with Ridgeview Estate in Sussex, who are regarded as one of the best sparkling wine makers in the UK. The Roberts family are dedicated solely to the production of the highest quality sparkling wine, from traditional Champagne varieties and methods, and fully understand how to get the most out of the fabulous English grapes.

The Castle Brook name is derived from the farmhouse that sits at the bottom of the vineyard. This ancient building, mentioned in the 1086 Domesday book as a coaching inn, is named after both the ruins of Penyard Castle which overlooks the valley, and the Coughton Brook which runs through it.