Chet Valley Vineyard
Owner and winemaker John Hemmant is the son of a Norfolk Farmer who diversified and planted a vineyard which is nestled in the sunny and sheltered Chet Valley at Bergh Apton. The family run vineyard and winery produces quality English sparkling wine together with white and rosé wines.
John is experimenting with different grape varieties and clones in order to create interesting and characterful wines. The flagship sparkling wine ‘Horatio’ made from Phoenix and Seyval Blanc grapes is created by the traditional method (secondary fermentation in the bottle). With a floral nose and aromatic characteristics of citrus; lemon, lime, and apple it has flavour characteristics of blossom, pear, lemon, apricot, lychee and a medium finish.