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The site for Humbleyard Vineyard has grown excellent early ripening soft fruit on south facing slopes over the past 35 years.  Warm, well drained and largely protected from frost, it has proved to be the ideal location for the vines. The first vines were planted in 2010, with further plantings in 2011 and 2012.  There are now have 9 varieties of equal quantity, totaling about 10,000 vines, covering 8 acres. Each variety flowers and ripens at different times of the summer and autumn which reduces the risk of crop loss due to bad weather.  As the timing of the grape harvest is very precise, determined by the sugar and acid levels of the grapes, it also helps that they are not all ripe at the same time! 

The grape varieties grown are both white and red,  some well-known and some newly selected clones.  They have been chosen to make a range of white and rose still and sparkling wines.  

  • The white varieties are Solaris, Chardonnay, Reichensteiner, Sauvignon Blanc and Bacchus.
  • The red varieties are Rondo, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Cortis.

The management of the vineyard throughout the season is very labour intensive.  The vines are grown on a ‘double-guyot’ system, pruned back to two canes and tied down to the trellis over the winter months.  This creates an upwardly trained canopy throughout the summer, which needs tying in, whilst excess leaves and shoots are removed by hand.  With careful management to avoid various fungal and insect threats, we reap the reward when the grapes achieve the perfect balance of sugars and acidity.  Harvest time in September and October is accompanied by daily picnics and much wine, in true continental style.

 


Humbleyard Solaris

HUMBLEYARD VINEYARD - SOLARIS NORFOLK WHITE WINES This delicious wine awarded the presti
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Humbleyard Sauvignon Blanc

This delicious wine awarded the prestigious PDO status is made from the renowned Sauvignon Blanc g
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Humbleyard Bacchus

HUMBLEYARD VINEYARD - BACCHUS NORFOLK WHITE WINES This delicious wine awarded the presti
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Humbleyard Cascade

HUMBLEYARD VINEYARD - CASCADE NORFOLK WHITE WINES This refreshing wine awarded the prest
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Humbleyard Chardonnay

HUMBLEYARD VINEYARD - CHARDONNAY NORFOLK WHITE WINES This lightly oakedpure Chardonnay,
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Humbleyard Brut Rose

HUMBELYARD VINEYARD - BRUT ROSE NORFOLK SPARKLING ROSE WINE This vintage Humbleyard Rose
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£28.50
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Humbleyard White Cuvee

HUMBLEYARD VINEYARD - WHITE CUVEE NORFOLK SPARKLING WHITE WINE Humbleyard white sparklin
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