Oxney Diary

17 May 2018

Saturday 2nd June: Oxney Day of Fun – Rosé Tasting, Fizz & Cream Tea and More

On Saturday 2nd June (just two weeks away!) we are celebrating the release of our first sparking rosé with a day packed full of fun.

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17th May 2018

Saturday 16th June: Sussex, in a glass and on a plate

June 16th and 17th is Sussex Weekend. Together with a group of friendly vineyards across Sussex we have formed Sussex Wineries and we will together celebrate all we love about our great county over the weekend.  At Oxney we have decided to serve you ‘Sussex, in a glass and on a plate’.

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Oxney is now the UK’s Largest Organic Vineyard

We are really excited. After planting another 22,000 vines last week Oxney is now the largest organic vineyard in the UK with a total of 14 hectares. Hurrah!

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A Celebration of Sussex Life Award

We have been nominated for no less than two awards at the Celebration of Sussex Life Awards. We have been put forward for Best Green Company and Food and Drink Product of the Year.

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Oxney receives funding from the Rural Development Programme for England

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Our Classic wins Silver in International Wine Challenge Awards!

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15 November 2017

Invitation to Classic 2015 Tasting 1 & 2 December

Be the first to taste the Oxney Classic 2015, our second sparkling vintage.

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15 November 2017

2017 – a topsy-turvy year but with a happy ending!

We started the year with a very balmy early Spring. The buds burst early and the vineyard was an incredible sea of light green, fresh shoots. Then the dreaded frost came…

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15 November 2017

Santa Claus is coming to…

Sussex! Standing in for Father Christmas we are delivering Classic 2015 for free in Sussex, Kent and London between 13-15 December 2017. A range of gift wrap options are also available…

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15 November 2017

Wine Club launches

Join the Oxney Sparkling Wine Club and enjoy delicious wines every quarter! A perfect Christmas present. If you love wine and want to be part of the Oxney family this is one for you.

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15 November 2017

Come and visit, or come and stay

Spend quality time in the vineyard with new tours and our two stylish shepherd’s huts. We have launched a new format to our vineyard tours and you can now also book on our web site.

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15 November 2017

The organic vineyard that keeps on growing

We’re on route to be the UK’s biggest organic vineyard with another 22,000 vines on order.

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15 May 2017

A gold medal!

The excitement was HUGE in the Oxney team when we heard that we had won a Gold Medal in The Drinks Business Organic Masters competition

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7 March 2017

Smelly gold

We have finished pruning and we’ve stopped tying down the canes to spend a couple of days spinning the most delicious (and smelly!) chicken manure pellets.

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2 February 2017

Midwinter in the vineyard

The launch of the first sparkling was a great success. We had a huge amount of people on the day and through November and December sales rocketed culminating with Ben

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24 NOVEMBER 2016

Oxney launches first sparkling – classic 2014

Oxney Organic Estate, the winery and vineyard in East Sussex, has launched Classic 2014, its first organic English sparkling wine. Oxney has already won medals for its still rosé

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7 NOVEMBER 2016

2016 vintage is in the tank

The 2016 growing season was interesting – at the start we had everything the weather man could throw at us.

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1 July 2016

Our Rosé wins top trophy – officially the best still rosé

The Oxney English Pinot Noir Rosé was awarded the Waitrose rosé trophy for the most outstanding still rosé wine at the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition

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12 May 2016

Wild flower babes

Paul was risking his beloved plough today preparing the soil for a new wild flower meadow on our large ex building site in front of the Thomson block.

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28 April 2016

The buds are out… and we’re on frost watch

The buds are out. It is a great sight, and yet totally terrifying. During the winter months, i.e. post harvest, we have hand weeded, pruned, tidied up and burned the prunin

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6 October 2015

We’re playing the waiting game

This time last year we had picked our first harvest and had started making wine. This morning I spoke with David Cowderoy, our consultant winemaker, and he talked about late October

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12 May 2015

Exciting times – Oxney English Rose 2014 is ready!

It is a slightly unreal moment. After what seems like a lifetime of effort we have a wine that’s bottled, labelled and with our newly acquired premises license ready to share

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2 March 2015

Spring is here (and… we have finished pruning!)

We have finished pruning and have a lovely and tidy looking vineyard (and a slightly painful right hand – next year I will get those electrical secateurs).

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17 November 2014

It’s muddy out there!

It’s our third autumn/winter in the vineyard and Paul and I are starting to understand the soil here. The best word to describe it is fragile.

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8 October 2014

Winery

We have spent the Spring and Summer kitting out a modern winery in an old restored oast house meters away from the vines.

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8 October 2014

Health regime

Great wine starts in the vineyard.  To ensure healthy and natural grapes the vines are regularly sprayed with a regime that includes seaweed and garlic extracts.

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8 October 2014

Organic vs non-organic proof

Newcastle University has published a review of non-organic vs organic research in its study, Nutritional Composition of Organic Crop F

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8 October 2014

Green harvest

We are blessed with a fantastic year in 2014.  We will have our first harvest of grapes in October and everything is being done to help ensure top quality grapes.

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8 October 2014

Winter jobs

The vineyard is surrounded by trees which is great as they act as a natural windbrea

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11 April 2014

Delicious grape juice

Last Friday was a stressful day. It was the kind of ‘oh… there is no going back moment, now we have bought the expensive something moment.

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