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Albury Estate

Surrey, UK

A pioneer of British biodynamic farming

credit Jonathan Blackham

Nick Wenman planted Albury Vineyard in 2009 after retiring from the IT industry to pursue his dream of owning a vineyard. With an uncompromising passion for quality wine, Nick believes that the key to the success of the final product is a full commitment to organic and biodynamic farming principles which he implemented from the very beginning.

Albury is a family-run project, with Nick’s daughter Lucy now part of the leading team and granddaughter Poppy a regular visitor (if only to visit the bee-hives and sneak a taste of the honey!)

How we found them/How Richard found them: Albury quickly picked up a name for themselves as one of England’s best vineyards and with their strong ethics in organic farming, they were a natural fit for Wanderlust. We are very lucky to have their range of wines showing what well-maintained native Surrey vines can produce under the best, most sustainable farming practices.

Albury Vineyard is situated on the southern slopes of the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey Hills, just outside Guildford. The vines are the traditional Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as well as some Seyval and Pinot Gris. Committed to producing English wine of the highest quality (one still rosé and a fantastic range of sparkling) they grow their fruit under biodynamic principles, strictly avoiding the use of chemicals. 

Location: Surrey, UK

Working with us since: 2019

Viticultural standards: Organic and Biodynamic (non-certified)

Website: www.alburyvineyard.com

Our pick of the best wine from this producer: Silent Pool Rosé

Interesting fact: Taking a vineyard to organic standards costs twice as much in ongoing management & maintenance to keep on top of rot, bugs, frosts and other common farming issues. Being an organic farmer implies a very special investment of work, care and resources.

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Albury Estate Classic Cuvee 2017
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Albury Estate Longwells Sparkling Seyval Blanc
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Albury Estate Organic Silent Pool Rosé
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Albury Estate Prestige Cuvee 2014
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