June 19, 2017 Martine's Wines

With a history dating back to 1503, the exquisite Tudor-framed Hush Heath Manor is the family home of the Balfour-Lynn’s since the 1980s. The Manor nestles into the hill, overlooking the vineyards and estate with magnificent views across the Weald of Kent. There are 400 acres enveloped in ancient oak woodland is a veritable Eden and a fitting setting for the Balfour wines and vision. The winemaking era began in 2002, when Richard Balfour-Lynn planted his first vineyards on these clay-rich soils, with an ambition to make fine sparkling rosé. To turn his dream into reality Balfour-Lynn was helped by…

June 19, 2017 Martine's Wines

Applying the negoçiant model to English sparkling wine, Digby co-founders Trevor Clough and Jason Humphries have brought together the very best raw materials, expertise and vision to create this modern British luxury brand. The house’s charismatic, boundary pushing outlook is a fitting testament to the man who inspired its name, Sir Kenelm Digby. This 17th century English philosopher, theologian, pirate and writer extended his talents to inventing the modern wine bottle. England, “this precious stone set in the silver sea” has made the English, well, English. Every aspect of their lives – history, temperament, eccentricity, irrepressible humor, and fearless creativity…