Situated at the highest point of the South Downs National Park, the Weyborne Estate just south of Haslemere, offers up stunning views alongside exceptional English sparkling wines.
The vineyards and estate are part of the historic Blackdown Park where the River Wey begins its journey to the sea and where green pastures, undulating hills and lush valleys stretch as far as the eye can see. The first vines, planted in 2007, are a classic combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. And using the traditional methods from France’s Champagne region they produce the South Downs Sparkling Wine. The Weyborne Estate Family Reserve is produced here. It’s a Chardonnay-led cuveé and a vintage reflection of the Weyborne Estate.
The estate is home to Weyborne House, built by the prominent Yaldwyn family in 1640 at the foot of the River Wey to give access to England’s purest water source. Over the centuries, guests to Blackdown Park have included King Edward VII, Oliver Cromwell, George Bernard Shaw and Alfred Lord Tennyson, all of whom drank from the crystal clear, life-giving spring.
These days, the Weyborne Estate offers two membership options. The Patron Membership – which comes in at a cool £9,950 – is the Rolls Royce of memberships at Weyborne and will be limited to just 50 people. As well as a regular supply of Weyborne wine, each member will also receive exclusive invites to estate events throughout the year, have the opportunity to take a return helicopter flight to the estate from London, and will get exclusive members’ access to the Weyborne Estate’s secret areas such as the Bathing House and Dovecote for private entertaining.
The Temple of the Winds membership is the core membership for Weyborne friends and fans and offers invitations to closed-door events at the estate plus, of course, a regular supply of the Family Reserve throughout the year. Cost is £995.
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Weyborne Estate, Fernden Lane, Haslemere, GU27 3DR
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