Add A Sparkle to Your Summer with Leckford Estate Brut

29 Aug 2021

Sip in style with some quintessential English sparkling wine from the Leckford Estate vineyard in Hampshire.

The Best Vineyard in Hampshire

The Waitrose & Partners Farm has had a vineyard on its Estate since 2009. In fact, Waitrose was the first UK retailer to have its own vineyard on its own farm. The chalk soils at Leckford Estate in the picturesque Test Valley are the perfect location for growing the classic Champagne grape varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

The distinctive slopes with their rows of vines are visible as you drive through Leckford Village. Not only does this look beautiful but the carefully chosen site, on a steep south-facing slope, helps reduce the risk of frost damage in the Leckford vineyard.

Our vineyard in Hampshire is carefully tended to by dedicated Partners throughout the year, then, come October, the grapes are ready to be harvested; they’re hand-picked and sent to the winery for pressing within 24 hours.

Sip in Style with Leckford Estate Brut

Working with award-winning Ridgeview wine estate, the pressed grapes are bottle-aged for two years in Ridgeview’s cool, dark cellars where they rest on the yeast lees to allow the complex, biscuity aromas and flavours to evolve. The result is the Leckford Estate Brut: a fresh, beautifully balanced blend to rival the most premium Champagnes.

Available at selected Waitrose shops as well as the Leckford Estate Farm Shop in Longstock, our locally produced English sparkling wine is a great choice if you’re looking for a delicious aperitif for your party or a fresh wine to accompany a meal with family and friends. Leckford Estate Brut is the perfect match to canapes, particularly smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis.

Discover Delicious Locally Produced English Sparkling Wine

Leckford Estate have recently introduced some new additions to their wine range. Leckford Estate Brut is now available in a magnum size, perfect for celebrations with friends and family. Our brand-new half-sized bottle is also available at the Waitrose & Partners Café, ready for you to enjoy over lunch or with your afternoon tea!

We also have a beautifully crisp, brand new Blanc de Blanc wine; made with the white grapes grown in the Leckford Estate vineyard. Look out for the blue stripe label and blue seal bottle at your local Waitrose or at the Leckford Estate Farm Shop and sit back, relax and enjoy some quintessential English sparking wine.

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