Learn more about who we are and what we do.
Nestled next to the Pevensey Levels Nature Reserve and less than miles from the sea in East Sussex, Henners Vineyard was established in the picturesque village of Herstmonceux in 2007. Planted with the three classic sparkling grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vineyard is in one of the driest, sunniest pockets of England.
The vineyard benefits from a strong coastal influence, low elevation and rich, free-draining clay soils making the site ideally suited for the production of quality sparkling and still wines. Sea breezes are key to our success, minimising frost risk, reducing disease pressure and bringing a crisp salinity to our wines.
In the winery, we take a non interventionist approach, made possible by the quality of the fruit. We have multiple vine clones and varieties planted to give us a broad palate of wines for final blending and play with reserve wines and oak barrels to contribute character, depth, richness and layers to our wines. Our wines are fermented and bottled on-site with our small, dedicated team responsible for every aspect of production.
EVENTS AT HENNERS
Over the year, alongside our tours and tastings, we’ll be running a series of seasonal events. These will showcase the growing calendar of the vines, so you can see our vines throughout Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, and celebrate each vintage with us. Events will include workshops with local makers, celebrating the community of artists and makers around us. Evenings will be intimate and elegant, with pop up dining, music, and even the chance to enjoy Henners by candlelight.
Our events and tickets will be available on the website, and Henners Vine Club members will receive early bird access, so if you want to be first in the know for early-bird access then get in touch about joining this exclusive membership program.
HOW TO FIND US
We are nestled away in a quite spot down Church Road in Herstmonceux, sometimes it's hard to find us! If you'd like directions...
From the West:
Follow the A271 through Herstmonceux village. Turn right onto Chapel Row, leading to Church Road. Henners can be found on the right hand side after one mile.
From the East:
Proceed on the A271 through Windmill Hill. Immediately after Lime Cross, turn left onto Chapel Row, leading to Church Road, and proceed as above.
OUR BUILD: OPENING A CELLAR DOOR
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How did our Cellar Door journey being? When our parent company, Boutinot, helped us expand our winery, we were able to double our production capacity. Rather than the 150,000 bottles of wine we were capable of processing last year, this year and going forward, we’re all set up to create 300,000 bottles if necessary. Fingers crossed for that sunshine and some fabulous years for grape-growing ahead, and they’ll all be full by next harvest!
But doubling our winery capacity didn’t just give us space for the team to operate. It also allowed us a little corner to build up as a Cellar Door - a shop and a tasting room from which to sell wine, run tours and tastings, and host events.
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JOIN THE HENNERS VINE CLUB
Interested in joining the Henners Vine Club? Launching at our Christmas Fair, we'll be offering membership.
Perfect for wine lovers - or as a Christmas present for the wine lover in your life.
Name your row of vines, visit our vineyard for a free tour for two, and gain exclusive access to events before anyone else, special limited edition releases, and local link ups for discounts in the area.