English Wine Videos and Films

Hambledon wine tasting with Tobias Tullberg

Hambledon wine tasting with Tobias Tullberg

  Tobias Tullberg is the Operational Winemaker at Hambledon Vineyard which he joined in 2016. An alumni of the prestigious Vinifera Euromaster program, organised by Montpellier SupAgro, Tobias has studied under the wine world’s top scientists and wrote his Master’s thesis at the industry leading wine research institute ISVV in Bordeaux. After finishing his university studies Tobias worked vintages around the world from Château La Gaffelière in Saint-Émilion and Coume del Mas in Roussillon to Marlborough’s Saint Clair Family Estate via Cape Mentelle of Margaret River, WA. It was an interest in minimal intervention winemaking that led him to contact...

Oxney wine tasting with Kristin Syltevik

Oxney wine tasting with Kristin Syltevik

  The vineyard at Oxney Organic Estate is located in the south east corner of East Sussex, in Beckley, six miles north of Rye.  The vineyard is part of the founders’ vision of modern farming that’s environmentally sound, natural and sustainable.  Oxney is now the largest single estate organic vineyard in the UK with a planted area of just under 14 hectares.  The vineyard, 17 meters above sea level and six miles from the English Channel, surrounds the winery and from a south-west slope stretches out towards a wood with giant oak trees, creating a warm and protected microclimate.  The top soil...

Hush Heath Estate Wine tasting with Fergus Elias

Hush Heath Estate Wine tasting with Fergus Elias

     Fergus Elias, Head Winemaker for Balfour Winery at the Hush Heath Estate comes from a dynasty of English winemakers. With Fergus’ father, Owen being a renowned English winemaker, having spent nearly 30 years in English wine picking up the winemaker of the year no less than 4 times!  So, you would think wine was the natural path for Ferg to follow, not so. Instead Ferg went to study Ancient History at the University of Liverpool, and was set to pursue a law career! Fortunately for Balfour Winery he saw sense and returned to wine. Fergus has been an...

Astley Wine tasting with Chris Haywood Winemaker

Astley Wine tasting with Chris Haywood Winemaker

Chris Haywood is Astley Vineyard’s winemaker and sales manager. In 5 short years, he has progressed from wine drinker, to a member of the knowledgeable wineshop staff at Harvey Nichols, qualifing in WSET 3 (Dist) & Plumpton College, and is now a boutique winemaker. Innovation and instilling passion amongst the vineyard’s customers are prized above size and formality at Astley Vineyard. As one of the oldest vineyards in the country (est. 1971) Chris is keen to embrace Astley’s traditional, and sometimes uncommon grape varieties in their wine range. Astley’s signature grape variety is Kerner, a cross of Riesling of Trollinger,...

Chapel Down wine tasting with Josh Donaghay‑Spire Winemaker

Chapel Down wine tasting with  Josh Donaghay‑Spire Winemaker

    Working in wine production in England at the moment is a hugely exciting place to be. Viticultural regions are only born once and it doesn’t happen very often so to find oneself in the right place at the right time feels very lucky indeed'  - Josh Donaghay‑Spire Chapel Down Wine maker. Josh's career with Chapel Down started as an Assistant Winemaker at the beginning of 2010 and he was promoted to Winemaker at the end of 2013. Since he started with Chapel Down the changes that have been implemented were gradual but important. The introduction of malolactic fermentation was...