We’re proud to offer wine lovers across the UK the unique opportunity to create and enjoy their own fine English wine using our own well-established variety of vines through our range of vine rental packages.
The gift of a lifetime, this exclusive offering allows our clients to try their hand at winemaking, getting involved as much, or as little as they desire. With leasing options from 9-50 vines available, Chet Valley leaseholders receive between 15 and 100 bottles of their own wine per year, whilst benefitting from exclusive vineyard access, an annual complimentary tour, invites to leaseholder events, and more.
From: £187.00 / year
We are delighted to be able to offer three different vine leasing schemes from our Vineyard in South Norfolk. These can be either just still wines, white and rosé, or just sparkling wines or a combination of both – as below – depending on each year’s harvest. Each lease scheme can be undertaken over a 1 year or three-year period.
Nestled in the sheltered, sun-soaked fields of Bergh Apton, South Norfolk, Chet Valley Vineyard’s single estate vineyard spans over 10 hectares of family-owned land, producing a sensitively maintained range of high-quality grapes, from champagne varieties to germanic crosses. Benefitting from the English vineyard’s rich terroir, alongside the skills of passionate winemaker John Hemmant, our carefully curated final bottles form a collection of award-winning artisan English wines year-on-year, from fruit-forward rosés to aromatic whites.
Our expansive land and wide range of well-established vines offer our leaseholders the opportunity to create numerous crates of high-quality wines year-on-year, delivering a truly personal experience from harvest to corking.
All Chet Valley leaseholders receive a beautifully designed, personalised certificate of ownership, featuring further details of the vineyard itself, their chosen vines alongside their precise location, and details of all leaseholder benefits.
Explore the Chet Valley Vineyard, check on the progress of your vines and why not bring a summer picnic too? Leaseholders are granted exclusive access to the vineyard and invited to bring up to 5 guests on a tour and wine tasting per year.
Leaseholders are invited to bring up to 5 guests on a complimentary vineyard tour and wine tasting per year. Starting at the new cellar door and ending with a tasting session, this experience allows for further insight into the winemaking process, from vine to glass.
As a Chet Valley leaseholder, you’re invited to take part in our annual harvest, meet the team and pick your own grapes. The following summer, you’ll be invited to a special event on the vineyard with a guest speaker, winery tour and a 2-course meal, where you can meet your vine neighbours, and taste your own wine for the first time.
Whilst the wine yield from our vine rental packages already constitutes a significant discount, we’re delighted to offer all leaseholders an additional 10% off our full range of Chet Valley wines, both in our on-site shop, and online.
We understand the importance of making your wine truly yours. For an additional cost, our packaging specialists are pleased to offer a custom labelling service, allowing you to submit a design of your choice for printing and wrapping.
Browse Chet Valley Vineyard’s range of artisan sparkling and still English wines, handcrafted using distinct varieties of cool-climate grapes grown in our family-owned English vineyard here in South Norfolk.
The grape varieties grown at Chet Valley Vineyard include Solaris, Phoenix, Schönburger, Chardonnay, and Seyval Blanc grown alongside reds such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Cabernet Noir, Regent, using traditional techniques optimised to our British terroir. From our award-winning Charmat-style ‘Skylark’ wines and flagship Méthode Champenoise, ‘Horatio’, to our varietal stills including our ‘Redwing’ regent rosé, there’s a bottle in our range to suit every palette.
In the spirit of a true winery holiday, a chilled bottle of our wine can be ordered to welcome you on your arrival to the property. Please browse the shop section of our website for further information on our award-winning wine range.
Guests may also book an exclusive small-group vineyard tour and wine tasting with head winemaker, John Hemmant, in advance of their stay by contacting Chet Valley directly. This exciting and informative experience offers a unique level of insight into the true English vineyard experience, starting at the old cellar door, and ending with tastings amongst the vines themselves.
2 weeks ago via Google
We recently tried Chet's delicious Red Kite wine for the first time and can thoroughly recommend it! A great treat, felt like we were temporarily on holiday! Looking forward to trying the Skylark too!
2 weeks ago via Google
John and Bridget were welcoming and engaging hosts for our wine tasting. Learnt lots on the tour and enjoyed tasting some really interesting wines. Left with several bottles! Would recommend.
a month ago via Google
We enjoyed a great afternoon at the Chet Valley Vineyard with an interesting tour and a fantastic tasting. Keep up the good work!
5 months ago via Google
We had a wonderful evening touring the vines and winery and learning about the wine making process. We also enjoyed tasting many of the delicious wines, along with a fabulous charcuterie spread. Bridget and John are very engaging and entertaining hosts and are passionate about the wine they are making, which shines through. We would highly recommend both the tour experience and the delicious wine.
5 months ago via Google
A wonderful place and wonderful wines. Skylark blush my particular favourite! John and Bridget are such welcoming and knowledgeable hosts. Thank you!