We planted the vineyard in two phases, April 2006 and April 2007 and grow four varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, and Triomphe, the first of which we will harvest in October 2008. The vines sit on south facing slopes, in a sheltered valley with limestone soil and an ideal meso- climate.
Our inspiration is to make a world class Quality Sparkling Wine, in the traditional Champenoise method, with its own unique terroir. We will also be specializing in producing Pinot Noir which will also be a Quality Wine with its own unique characteristics. First class viticulture practices on an ideal site will contribute towards this goal.
Ancre Hill Estates has won two prestigious International Awards, announced on 18th May at the London International Wine Fair 2010, for their first ever vintage, the 2008 White Welsh Regional Wine. A Silver Medal was awarded in the Decanter World Wine Awards and a Bronze Medal in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).