It all started in 2015, using grapes purchased from local Hampshire vineyards we produced small batch, traditional method, sparkling wines with the aim of showcasing the very best of Hampshire – bright fruit, purity and freshness. After launching our first wines in 2018 to critical acclaim the project has gone from strength to strength.
After 4 years of purchasing grapes we secured 12ha of established vineyards across 3 sites in the beautiful Test Valley, Hampshire and a group of buildings that have been transformed into the new home of Black Chalk, including a new Hampshire Winery and Tasting Room. This new home has allowed us to focus in more detail on what Hampshire and these vineyards can do so well.
Across these vineyards we grow 34 different clone and rootstock combinations of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Précoce and Pinot Gris. These combinations provide an array of quality and wine profiles and we treat as many as we can separately. From the resulting base wines we create a number of small batch Sparkling wines including; Classic, Wild Rose, Single Vineyard, 100% Pinots, 100% Chardonnay and our first ever still wine Dancer in Pink.