The original 4ha of Bluebell Vineyards were planted in 2005 with the desire to produce high quality English sparkling wines. Situated on the fringes of the Ashdown Forest on sandstone soils, there are now 10 ha under vine, predominantly Pinot Noir and the classic Champagne varieties with some experimental Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The vines are carefully nurtured and hand harvested before small bath fermentation. Blending the wines before the second fermentation and ageing for a minimum nine months(13 months in practise) imparts a distinct imprint of terroir to the Champagne quality.