With its Blanc de Noirs 2010 being named Supreme Champion at the inaugural Wine GB Awards, and its Cuvée 2013 being named the UK’s Best Sparkling Wine in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 AND winning the English Sparkling Wine Trophy in the International Wines and Spirits Challenge 2017, life is good for Wiston Estate. It’s a testament the combined efforts and expertise of estate managers Richard and Kirsty Goring, and winemaker Dermot Sugrue, and confirms Wiston as a genuine trailblazer of quality English sparkling wine. With its 8ha of sustainably managed vineyards – most of which are planted on the same pure chalk soil as Champagne’s Côte des Blancs – this historic South Downs estate is ideally situated to produce world-class traditional method sparkling wine. As well as working from a gravity-fed cellar, Wiston also boast an authentic 1973 Coquard basket press – one of only four outside France and the only one of its kind in the UK – prized for its slow, gentle pressing. Wiston also now has the luxury of reserve wines going back to 2009, meaning an optimal library of wine stock from which to make the best sparkling wines available anywhere in the UK.