Situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest near the famous Bluebell Steam Railway in Sussex, England, Bluebell Vineyard Estates is home to the award-winning ranges of ‘Hindleap’ sparkling wines and ‘Ashdown’ still wines. Nestled among bluebell-strewn woods, from which the vineyard derives its name, Bluebell Vineyard Estates thrives on meticulous attention to detail and a passion for producing world class wines.
When Barry and Joyce Tay bought Glenmore Farm in 1982 they never would have imagined that the 100 acre estate, once home to thousands of Large Whites and Landrace pigs would now be home to over 130,000 vines growing premium quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Seyval Blanc Vines.
The transition from swine to vine began in 2005 with the planting of the first vines. Under the careful supervision of winemaker, Kevin Sutherland, and our four yellow Labradors, the estate has continued to flourish, growing from 15 acres to 100 acres under vine in the last decade.