The English Bubble – Richard Bampfield interviews Stephen Duckett, founder of Hundred Hills


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Part 1 of 3 films following our visit to the English Sparkling winery Hundred Hills

Richard Bampfield interviews Stephen Duckett the founder of Hundred Hills in Oxfordshire about farming Chardonnay grapes on England’s steepest vineyard and how aspect, airflow and thin soils play their rolls.

A unique opportunity to explore the winery and learn about the benefits of its position in the valley, their use of chalk and their work towards a sustainable future.

Carefully segmented into ten parcels filled with different Chardonnay and Pinot noir vines each with their own expressions, Hundred Hills benefits from its location in the valley being warmed gently through the summer with a light breeze filtering through.