Hambledon harvest in pictures21st October, 2013 by Livia Xin
db was recently asked to join English sparkling wine producer Hambledon Wines, for the first day of its harvest. Armed with a camera and notepad, Livia Xin headed down to the south coast to get involved in the grape picking.
Hambledon estate currently has three main vineyards covering 20 hectares on the slopes of Windmill Down (named after an ancient windmill) around the house. Each vineyard is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the three grape varieties most commonly used in the production of Champagne.