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About Bride Valley Vineyard

Steven and Bella Spurrier made Litton Cheney their home in 1987 after time spent living in France, London and New York and from early on Steven was keenly aware of the potential for growing vines on his wife’s 200-acre farm on the edge of the village.

Similarities between Bride Valley and Champagne

The bedrock of the Chalk and the clean chalky soil are virtually identical to that found in the Montagne de Reims in the heart of the Champagne region. Our fine south-facing slopes offer a favourable climate for the cultivation of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines – classic sparkling wine varieties of the Champagne region.

Planting the Vineyard

Having spent a lifetime in the trade the opportunity to produce his own wine grew too much for Steven to resist. Forty four thousand vines were matched to the climate and subsoil and planted over twenty five prime acres on Bella’s farm.

First Harvest in 2011

The first harvest was gathered in 2011 and the grapes taken from the vineyard to nearby Furleigh Estate. Three elegantly sparkling wines produced in the traditional Champagne method were released in 2014 – a classic clean Blanc de Blancs, a Brut Reserve and a Rosé for summer drinking named Rosé Bella in honour of his wife.

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