At The Hambledon Vineyard
In Good Company
Geology has played a key role in the planning for
Hambledon Vineyard. The chalk on which we grow our vines was formed on
the seabed of the Paris basin some 65 million years ago. It is part of the
Newhaven Chalk formation that developed between the Santonian and Campanian
eras of the Upper Cretaceous period (known as the Senonien
period in Champagne). The same chalk, with the same Belemnite content, is found
in the best Chardonnay areas of the Côtes des Blancs in Champagne and is thought to be a key factor in
the quality of the wines.
Chalk is the perfect subsoil for growing
vines because it acts like a sponge, retaining water when needed but also
providing great drainage when it rains so that the vines do not get ‘cold, wet
The Vineyard is putting on an
optional tour of the facilities.
If you wish to do the optional
tour it is an extra £10 per person payable on the day.
The £10 will be discounted if
you purchase any of the wine.
Click here for the Rally Entry Form