Charles Palmer Vineyards

A family run vineyard located a mile from the sea

About the winery
During our initial development we enlisted the skills of renowned winemaker, Will Davenport. As the business has grown we now make our wines in house. Charles Palmer’s son Robert Palmer has taken on the role of chief winemaker with Will Davenport acting in an advisory capacity. We strongly believe that our wines should be able to ferment and develop in the most natural way, using natural yeasts where possible, and minimum intervention to avoid over treatment of the wine. We also aim for long lees contact both in primary fermentation, and also in the bottle during secondary fermentation, to allow our wines to fully develop the textures and flavours that our vineyard terroir has to offer. The natural process, combined with the technical skills, and modern winery equipment is what allows us to get the most from our grapes.

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Sussex - South East

Opening Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: ClosedThursday: ClosedFriday: ClosedSaturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: 11:00 - 17:00Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00Friday: 11:00 - 17:00Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Children friendly
Sussex - South East
Wines produced
Blanc de Blancs , Classic Cuvée , Special Reserve , Demi-Sec , Sparkling Rosé , Still Chardonnay , Still Rosé, Still Pinot Noir
Grape varieties
ChardonnayPinot Noir
History & Geography
Charles Palmer Vineyards is a family run wine estate at Winchelsea in East Sussex. The estate’s vineyards benefit from an ideal climate for vines, with its close proximity to the sea, south facing slope, and its terroir in particular. The lowest part of the vineyard is a mere 5 metres above sea level and sits above a bed of Kimmeridgian clay similar to the Grand Crus of Burgundy. Our vines were first planted in 2006 specifically with the aim of producing wines of the highest standard. Production is small and meticulous. Every effort is made to ensure only the best grapes are produced and selected according to the family’s exacting standards. The result is a small and exciting collection of vintage wines, each vintage is unique and characterful in its own way.
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