Trotton Estate Vineyards Petworth Gatehouse Lane, England, GU31 5DA

Trotton Estate Vineyards are owned by Robin and Carolyn Butler. 2021 Tours and Tastings are planned to start in May. Two tours are offered each week until September: 2pm on Fridays or 11am on Saturdays. The team look forward to…

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Trotton Estate Vineyards are owned by Robin and Carolyn Butler.

2021 Tours and Tastings are planned to start in May. Two tours are offered each week until September: 2pm on Fridays or 11am on Saturdays. The team look forward to meeting you in their glorious vineyards, where you will find award-winning wines, and glorious views of the South Downs, as well as resident horses and labradors.

In 2013 the team planted their first vineyard with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. However, Carolyn also wanted to make a still white wine and so snuck in some Bacchus and her masterstroke of Pinot Gris. After three summers, they began to realise that the quality of their grapes was quite exceptional so, in 2015, they decided to plant a further two vineyards.

They produced their first still white wine in 2015, their Brilliant Bacchus with a dash of Pinot Gris. It immediately won a Silver Medal at the Sommeliers Wine Awards 2017. Their second harvest in 2016 produced the same result.  2017 was a difficult harvest so they were not confident about the hat trick . . . and while it wasn’t a Silver Medal they were awarded they were very happy to receive a Bronze.

After five exciting years, they have just launched their first Spectacular English Sparkling Brut Classic Cuvée made from traditional French grapes and made by not one but two Frenchmen.  It is truly spectacular. It has been blind tasted against the best of the Champagne houses and wins every time.  It has already been acclaimed by their customers as the best English Sparkling ever.

Watch this vineyard. It’s small but you know the saying . . . ‘big things come in small packages’.

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