About Ambriel

Some people go to great lengths to make their wines.
We don’t.

We don’t need to. You see, at Ambriel, we’re a single estate winery. Our grapes are grown a mere hop, skip and a jump away from where we press and ferment them into wines. We nurture them from grape to glass. Their first time away from home is when they go to you.

Viticulture

Our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines thrive our goldilocks climate – not too hot, not too cold – perfect for ripening grapes. We tend them by hand and harvest by hand. Its all about quality. Our warm, free-draining greensand rock is rare, but makes elegant, expressive, ebulliently English Sparkling wines.

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Winemaking

Great English Sparkling Wine needs GBP: not just Great British Pounds but, Grapes, Blending, Patience

Grapes: Using only our own hand-picked grapes, we press them gently in our winery before fermenting each clone separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks or aged oak barrels.

Blending: When they are ready, we taste, taste, taste before blending ‘blind’. For us it is all about quality: palate not wallet. The wines are then bottled and start secondary fermentation.

Patience: The difficult bit. We let our sleeping beauties lie on their lees undisturbed for years until they are ready to emerge.

Our wines are made with care, and best drunk the same way.

Founders

A banker and a barrister walked into a bar ….

We’re not joking. Charles and Wendy Outhwaites’ first careers were unconventional training for winemaking. Nevertheless their attention to detail, curiosity, capacity for hard graft and dogged pursuit of excellence have served them well. Unlike some, both Charles and Wendy are hands on and hands in. As self-confessed control freaks they take charge of every aspect from grape to glass. Wendy grows the grapes, Charles ferments them. Blending – somewhat appropriately – is done together. They sip and slurp their way to stunning Sparkling Wines.

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