|Nyetimber was established in 1988 on what was regarded as the perfect site on which to make sparkling wine in the UK, on the South Downs in the heart of West Sussex. Just over 14 hectares of gentle, south facing slopes of greensand soil were planted with the traditional Champagne varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Ever increasing demand meant that the estate had to embark on a rapid expansion programme in 2005 and it has now grown to become one of the largest vineyards in the UK, comprising 177 hectares under vine. |
The estate is currently owned and managed by Eric Heerema.