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Today was a good day

The first butterfly of the summer, flitting through the meadow under the endless blue sky. The gentle rock of the boat as you pull in the oars and drift with your thoughts. The crunch of your shoes on fresh snow, as your breath hangs in the tranquil air. The warmth of a fire and the company of true friends. Today was a good day.

2018 Classic Cuvée

Available July 2021

The first butterfly of the summer, flitting through the meadow under the endless blue sky. The gentle rock of the boat as you pull in the oars and drift with your thoughts. The crunch of your shoes on fresh snow, as your breath hangs in the tranquil air. The warmth of a fire and the company of true friends. Today was a good day.

Terroir and Climate

Terroir and Climate

Breaking new
ground

Kingwood is a brand steeped in history, that does not dwell in the past. Our vineyard is built on a site that in ancient times was populated by the King’s oaks, where he would let the working man graze his pigs on the plentiful acorns.

Today, the ground once again gives up its nutrients to nourish our grapes and delivers forth a new bounty for our customers to enjoy.

Chalky, well drained soil at the foot of the Chilterns in the heart of old England and a climate that makes even our Gallic cousins envious.

Kingwood is a taste of something new from a land as ancient as the hills.

“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days that occur more frequently in memories than in life.”

P.D. James

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom.”
ALBERT EINSTEIN

Our Product

Cultivating
Character

At Kingwood we respect the past and the traditional method of creating the highest quality sparkling wine.

You can’t rush nature. Every measure is taken to ensure our wines are enjoyed to the highest standards possible, using low quantity, high quality artisan techniques that ensure the grapes are enjoyed to their fullest. No herbicides – just love and attention.

We want you to enjoy our vintage as part of an experience that will compliment those special days that alas are all too infrequent, and create those memories that only you will hold in your heart.

Enjoy it with friends, enjoy it on your own.

Just enjoy it.

2018
Classic Cuvée

Our inaugural wine is the classic combination of Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Noir (35%) and Pinot Meunier (15%). Why mess with perfection? Our rootstocks have been chosen to perform well in the chalky soil and ripen early to maximise the sugar content. 2018 has been hailed as possibly the largest ever harvest of UK grapes and promises to be an extremely good year.

2019
Classic Cuvée

2019 followed similar form to the excellent conditions of 2018 – who could have asked for a better start to our Kingwood journey? June's record heatwaves that year might not have been great news for non sparkling varieties in the UK but for us it was a welcome boost. Viticulture is booming in the United Kingdom as the cool but longer summers create grapes of exquisite flavour. We can’t wait to taste this one.

Available July 2021

2018 Classic Cuvée

£35.00£360.00

Our inaugural wine is the classic combination of Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Noir (35%) and Pinot Meunier (15%). Why mess with perfection? Our rootstocks have been chosen to perform well in the chalky soil and ripen early to maximise the sugar content.

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Our inaugural wine is the classic combination of Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Noir (35%) and Pinot Meunier (15%). Why mess with perfection? Our rootstocks have been chosen to perform well in the chalky soil and ripen early to maximise the sugar content. 2018 has been hailed as possibly the largest ever harvest of UK grapes and promises to be an extremely good year. Get in touch if you want to reserve some bottles exclusively for yourself – they’re going to be exceptional!

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MORE ABOUT KINGWOOD ESTATE

Kingwood Estate lies on the edge of Kingwood Common, a small hamlet near Henley-on-Thames in the southern end of the Chiltern Hills. As a place, it’s about as quintessentially English as you can get.

Thatched roofs and flint faced houses speckle the landscape which has held an ancient woodland in this area since time immemorial. We purchased an area of perfectly suited fallow meadow nearly a decade ago, carefully planning our dream.

But we’re not stuck in the past.

At Kingwood Estate we aim to revive the proud British values of care and quality and put it to the craft of creating English Sparkling Wine, hoping to recreate that perfect piece of England for a new generation, captured in your own time and memories.

Find your perfect, with Kingwood Estate.

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Kingwood Estate Ltd
Wyfold Meadows Farm
Wyfold
Oxfordshire
England
RG4 9HY