Oxney Organic Estate has over 21 acres of vines, planted between 2012 and 2014. We have planted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Seyval Blanc vines and we will make English organic sparkling and still wines. We have three vintages under our belt and our still wines are available to buy at our winery cellar door, on the online shop and from a number of restaurants and shops. The first sparkling, from the 2014 vintage, will be available in November 2016.
The winery is located in an old Grade II listed square oast house. The building has been converted to house the state of the art wine making technology required to make top quality organic English wine. Receiving visitors is also a top priority and our extensive restoration project has created a great location for winery tours and tastings.
The Tunbridge Wells Sand soil in the vineyard is a fine sand and silt loam formed during the early Cretaceous period, 140-100 million years ago. A terrific growing medium for the vines.
The soil is a key focus for us. We have added an impressive amount of organic green compost to encourage the microorganisms in the soil. Instead of weed killers we use a mechanical cultivator combined with hand weeding. A lot of hard work which creates a wonderful terroir for the vines to thrive and produce tasty grapes.