Hambledon Vineyard to take over Meonhill winery estate

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AN English sparkling wine producer has confirmed it will take over the Meonhill winery estate for an undisclosed sum.

Hambledon Vineyard will take over around 46 acres of its neighbour’s land on Winchester Hil.

Approximately 11 acres are currently under vine and planted on the Champagne trellising system at Meonhill, the only English vineyard to currently use this system.

All the planted vines are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Ian Kellet, managing director of Hambledon Vineyard, said: ‘I am delighted with this acquisition. This expansion is consistent with Hambledon Vineyard’s strategy of expanding its sparkling wine vineyards.’