About the winery
Black Chalk Wine was started in 2015 by Jacob Leadley and his family. The company was conceived with an aim to produce English wines with a focus on quality above all else, and a brand that would hopefully offer something a little different. A ’smudging’ of the line, if you will. Jacob created the first vintage in 2015 and it included the ‘Classic’ and the ‘Wild Rose’. Both of these English sparkling wines were made using the traditional method, and using the tried and tested grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Black Chalk is a wine proud of its English heritage, with roots firmly planted in the chalk-lands of southern England. In 2019, Black Chalk started the next chapter of our journey by acquiring 30 acres of prime established vineyards set over four different sites in the Test Valley in Hampshire. They also took over a shop and tasting room on site, and built a state-of-the-art winery. The 2020 harvest was the first to be produced in their own winery.
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