We blank out our diaries in October and sit on the weather websites trying to work out what days we are going to bring in our amazing team of 50 pickers to do their magicRebecca Bladon
Jenkyn Place is the brainchild of property investor and entrepreneur, Simon Bladon.
Originally from Yorkshire, Simon and his wife, Rebecca, moved to Jenkyn Place in Hampshire in 1997 and, after extensive renovations, turned their thoughts to the abandoned hop fields next to the property.
The idea of running their own vineyard occurred to Simon and Rebecca during the visit of an auction of old English Oak furniture at Nyetimber Estate. On arrival they were offered a glass of bubbles.
Being particularly impressed, Simon asked what champagne house it was, only to find out that it was not champagne at all but Nyetimber's very own English sparkling wine.