This one of the best examples of sustainable wine around. Located six miles north of Rye in East Sussex, Oxney Organic Estate has been producing award-winning wines since 2014 and today it is the largest estate producer of organic wines in England. Vines are planted on a southwest-facing slope, maximising sun exposure. An adjoining ancient oak forest provides natural wind protection, creating excellent conditions for growing high-quality grapes. In the winery interventions are kept to a minimum to promote full fruit expression. Owner Kristin says: "There’s an old saying that great wines are made in the vineyard. We couldn’t agree more. We see organic as the best way to produce the quality and purity of fruit required for those wines. The proof is in the bottle."
Sustainability rating: Great! (3*)