Furleigh Estate awarded 10 times over in an array of wine competitions this summer

Dorset-based vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate has scooped a total of 10 silver and bronze medals for its still and sparkling wine in a variety of competitions, including the International Wine Challenge, the International Wine & Spirits Competition and the UK Vineyards Association competition.

Situated in Salway Ash in west Dorset, this beautiful estate is a former dairy farm and grows a variety of vines on its south-facing slopes, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes.

The newly award-winning wines include the sparkling Classic Cuvee 2009 and 2011, Blanc de Blanc 2009 and Classic Reserve 2010 and the still Sea Pink 2013, Bacchus 2013 and Bacchus Fume 2013, all of which won silver medals, and the Blanc de Noirs 2009 and 2010, which won bronze.

Rebecca Hansford, owner of Furleigh Estate said: “We are really proud to have won awards for every wine that we entered into the competitions, and particularly pleased that three of our still wines; Sea Pink 2013, Bacchus 2013 and Bacchus Fume 2013 were awarded silver medals.”

The estate is now looking ahead to entering its wine into the Effervescents du Monde®, in which the best quality sparkling wines in the world compete. The winners will be drawn in October.

Furleigh Estate is open to the public for tours and tastings every Friday and Saturday and every Thursday in August. For more information or to book, email [email protected]  or phone 01308 488991.

Furleigh Estate scores a raft of new London restaurant clients

English vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate has a multitude of reasons to celebrate, as its award-winning sparkling wine has been added to the wine lists of a raft of top London restaurants including La Trompette in Chiswick, Mark Hix’s six London restaurants and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen.

Situated in Salway Ash in West Dorset, this former dairy farm grows a variety of vines on the south-facing slopes of the estate, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, which are used to produce its classic quality sparkling wine and Bacchus and Rondo grapes, which produce fine, still wines.

Rebecca Hansford, owner of Furleigh Estate, said: “We may be a small business, but our product speaks volumes and has opened doors for us at some of the capital’s finest establishments. We are especially proud that our Classic Cuvée sparkling wine is to be sold by the glass at the Michelin starred La Trompette and are confident that it is the perfect aperitif to enjoy before a meal on a warm summer evening.”

In addition to La Trompette, the Bread St Kitchen and the Hix restaurants, Furleigh Estate wine is stocked by selected Waitrose stores, Selfridges and the World Duty Free shops at Gatwick, Heathrow and the Eurotunnel. It’s also available at other great hotels and restaurants, including Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire, Summer Lodge in Evershot, Dorset, River Cottage HQ in Axminster, Devon and The Savoy Group in London.

For those wanting to taste Furleigh Estate’s wine at the source it was produced, the vineyard and winery are open to the public for tours and tastings every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. For more information or to book, email [email protected]  or phone 01308 488991.

Award-winning Furleigh Estate provides wine for the ‘Worst Wedding Ever’

Dorset-based vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate has sold its award-winning sparkling rosé wine to playwright, TV writer and producer, Chris Chibnall.

Chibnall, the creator of popular ITV series Broadchurch, which is set in West Dorset close to Furleigh Estate, bought 30 limited edition bottles of wine on the opening night of his major new stage play; Worst Wedding Ever at the Salisbury Playhouse last week.

Furleigh Estate owner, Rebecca Hansford said: “It’s a lovely compliment that one of the top writers in Britain has enjoyed our wine. We believe he was going to hand the bottles out as thank you presents on the first night, so we hope the recipients liked it too.”

Situated within 85 acres of rolling countryside in Salway Ash, West Dorset, this former dairy farm grows a variety of vines on the south-facing slopes of the estate, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, used to produce their classic quality sparkling wine and Bacchus and Rondo grapes, which produce fine, still wines.

Furleigh Estate supplies wine to a number of top restaurants, hotels and retailers including Gordon Ramsay’s new Battersea restaurant, London House and Selfridges. The estate is also open to the public for tours and tastings. For more information or to book, email [email protected]  or phone 01308 488991.

Award-winning Dorset wine is launched at national airport Duty Free shops and the Eurotunnel

Rebecca Hansford and Ian Edwards in the vineyard at Furleigh Estate

Dorset-based vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate, has introduced its multi-award-winning wine to the World Duty Free shops at Gatwick, Heathrow, Southampton and Jersey airports and the Eurotunnel.

The shops stock the Estate’s new 2010 release of Blanc de Noirs, a successor to its International Wine Challenge gold medal and trophy winner Classic Cuvee 2009.

Furleigh Estate owner, Rebecca Hansford said: “The world is becoming Furleigh Estate’s oyster and we can’t wait for everyone from holidaymakers to frequent business travellers to taste our wine.

“The airport shops are located in the long-haul terminals, so our products could potentially be going to the US, Asia and anywhere else that you can fly to from these airports.”

Situated within 85 acres of rolling countryside in Salway Ash, West Dorset, this former dairy farm grows a variety of vines on the south-facing slopes of the estate, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, used to produce their classic quality sparkling wine and Bacchus and Rondo grapes, which produce fine, still wines.

Furleigh Estate is open to the public for tours and tastings every Friday and Saturday. For more information or to book, email [email protected]  or phone 01308 488991.

Furleigh Estate showcases new 2011 wine, Classic Cuvee at the Hotel & Catering Show

Dorset-based vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate, has descended on this year’s Hotel & Catering Show at the Bournemouth BIC for the very first time, to showcase the brand-new successor to its multi-award-winning wine, Classic Cuvee 2009.

Hoteliers, restaurateurs and bar owners have the opportunity to sample the Classic Cuvee 2011, in addition to a gold medal winning sparkling rosé wine at the Source Producers Market area of the show.

Nestled within 85 acres of rolling countryside, lakes and grazing land and surrounded by natural woodland, Furleigh Estate in Salway Ash, West Dorset, is owned by husband and wife team Rebecca Hansford and Ian Edwards.

This former dairy farm grows a variety of vines on the south-facing slopes of the estate, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meurnier grapes, used to produce their classic quality sparkling wine and Bacchus and Rondo grapes, which produce fine, still wines.

Most of the wine is sold within a 25-mile radius of the estate, to restaurants and retail outlets, although some of the sparkling wines have been making a name for themselves on a national level and are about to be launched at Gordon Ramsay’s new Battersea restaurant, London House, in addition to the World Duty Free shops at Gatwick airport, Heathrow airport, Southampton airport, Jersey airport and the Eurotunnel.

Rebecca Hansford, owner of Furleigh Estate said “Our reason for attending the show is that we produce a world-class product and we want to tell the great hotels and restaurants in the Bournemouth area about it.

We are showcasing our new 2011 release, Classic Cuvee, which is the successor to our International Wine Challenge gold medal and trophy winner, Classic Cuvee 2009. We’ll also be offering our award-winning sparkling rosé wine, which is the perfect wine for the warm summer we’re expecting.”

Furleigh Estate is open to the public for tours and tastings every Friday and Saturday. For more information or to book, email [email protected]  or phone 01308 488991.