Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Wine Club Fun at the Vineyard

Great fun at the vineyard on Saturday as we released our Silent Pool Rosé 2013 to our Wine Club members.

Nearly 100 wine lovers turned up to the event, when we tasted not only the new release of our still rosé but also some Albury Pinot Gris and a Pétillante Naturel from the Loire Valley. An alcoholic haze enveloped the vineyard!

Miraculously the sun shone for the whole of Alex's popular tour of the vineyard and the rain only arrived for a short period while we were devouring the BBQ expertly prepared by Walter, followed by Lucy's delicious salads & brownies and Linda's yummy lemon drizzle cake; all washed down with some more of our Silent Pool Rosé and local beers from the Tillinbourne Brewery.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and gave a huge thumbs up to our latest release. Happy days!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

16,000 Bottles of Albury Estate Bubbly!

Winemaker Matthieu with the first bottle of our biodynamic bubbly

It's been a crazy week, which started with the bottling of 16,000 bottles of Albury Estate sparkling wine from grapes we picked from last years harvest.  The wine will go through secondary fermentation during the next month or so to give it it's fizz, and then mature in the bottle for probably for at least two years to give it the special character of a quality English bubbly.

We are actually producing three different sparkling wines from last years vintage; a Classic Cuvée (produced from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier), an English Blanc de Blancs (made mainly from Chardonnay with some Seyval), and just 280 bottles of a biodynamic Chardonnay which was fermented with wild yeasts from the vineyard.

This week we've also been delivering our Silent Pool Rosé 2013 to stockists and restaurants so that they had it available for this weekend, the start of English Wine Week. Yesterday we had our annual Wine Club event and tomorrow we have an open day at the vineyard. Taking it easy in my retirement!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Press Release - Silent Pool Rosé 2013 Local Stockists and Restaurants

Silent Pool Rosé was one of only three English wines served on the Royal Barge as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and is currently being served at the Royal Opera House as well as many local restaurants.

The 2013 vintage will be released for sale on 24th May 2014, the beginning of English Wine Week, and will be available at the following stockists:

Caves de Pyrene, Guildford www.lescaves.co.uk
*House of Wines www.houseofwines.com
Kingfisher Farm Shop, Abinger Hammer www.kingfisherfarmshop.com
Taurus Wines, Bramley www.tauruswines.co.uk
The Butchers Hall www.thebutchershall.co.uk
The Godalming Food Company www.godalmingfood.co.uk
The Guildford Wine Company www.theguildfordwinecompany.co.uk
The Vineyard, Dorking www.wineunlimited.co.uk
Village Greens Farm Shop, Ockley www.vgfarmshop.com
*Vintage Roots www.vintageroots.co.uk

* Available on-line

It will also be available at the following local pubs and restaurants:

Bertram Bees, Westcott
Britten’s Restaurant, Guildford
Gomshall Mill, Gomshall
Kinghams Restaurant, Shere
Little Dudley House, Dorking
The Black Swan, Ockham
The Drummond Arms, Albury
The Percy Arms, Chilworth
The Red Lion, Shamley Green
Two to Four Restaurant, Dorking
William Bray, Shere
William IV, Little London
Silent Pool Rosé is certified Organic and is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. It is a refreshing still dry wine and is ideal as an accompaniment to light meals or al-fresco dining.

The vineyard is situated in the beautiful Surrey Hills near Guildford and is one of the few organic vineyards in England.

Nick Wenman, owner of Albury Vineyard said “We are delighted with Silent Pool Rosé 2013 which we believe is our best wine so far. We are planning to release our first quality sparkling wine later this year in time for Christmas”.


Albury Organic Vineyard - Nick Wenman, nick@alburyvineyard.com t: 07768 863650

Bottle shots of the wine and pictures of Albury Vineyard are available on request