Davenport Vineyards

Location: Rotherfield, East Sussex

One of the UK’s leading organic wine producers, with 24 acres of vineyards in Kent & Sussex, Davenport Vineyards makes dry white wines, traditional sparkling wines and small quantities of barrel-aged Pinot Noir red wine. The winery is in East Sussex, managed by Will Davenport who planted the first vines on his parent’s farm in 1991 after finishing a winemaking degree in Australia. He makes the wine as naturally as possible, avoiding the use of commercial yeasts, bottling wines without fining or filtration and keeping sulphite levels as low as possible. With the best equipment and close supervision, the wines can follow their own path through fermentation.