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Address: Greyfriars Vineyard Hogs Back | The Hog’s Back, Guildford GU3 1AG, England
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Under new management since October 2010, we are a commercial vineyard...

Under new management since October 2010, we are a commercial vineyard producing award winning English Sparkling wine.

Greyfriars was originally planted in 1989 and has been producing great grapes and wines for over 20 years. We took over in late 2010 with the aim of expanding the vineyard dramatically, producing stunning English sparkling wine and building a state of the art

winery, cellar and tasting room. We are well on the way to that goal.

We have planted over 30 acres of new vines, predominantly the three classical Champagne grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. This will enable us to create a small range of spectacular English sparkling wines reflecting the unique local soil conditions, climate and heritage of the Surrey North Downs. The Downs in southern England are blessed with similar geological and soil conditions to the Champagne region in France. At Greyfriars we have a clay/loam topsoil over several hundred feet of wonderful free draining Cretaceous chalk. The chalk was originally deposited over a hundred million years ago when this entire area was submerged under a tropical sea. The highest part of the estate offers splendid views towards the South Downs and east towards Guildford and beyond.

In September 2013 we released the first wine made entirely by our own fair hands, a delicious sparkling rose, the first release of many. By the end of the decade we will be producing 100,000 bottles a year.

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Very Enjoyable Afternoon

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon drinking wine, feeding ourselves and children on the olives, meats and cheeses spread out on the wonderful gazebo overlooking the rows of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon drinking wine, feeding ourselves and children on the olives, meats and cheeses spread out on the wonderful gazebo overlooking the rows of vines. Dipping in and out to listen to the numerous talks in the vines about the vineyard and grapes. It kept me and the wife entertained for hours and the children really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Went to visit on an open day. Open days are rare but if you get a chance do go. So lovely to see and hear how enthusiastic these people about what they do and produce. The love transferred into the sparking blanc brut that I tasted, which was fresh and clean tasting, a lovely sparking wine. I bought a bottle... More 

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