Hampshire Morris Minor Branch Rally 
Sunday 19/06/2016

At The Hambledon Vineyard

 

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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 feet’!

©Hambledon Vineyard Plc

 

 

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.

 

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