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Albury Organic Vineyard is hidden away on the southern slopes of the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey Hills, just outside Guildford.

Originally planted in 2009 by owner Nick Wenman, the vines are the traditional Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from which the expert winemakers produce premium quality sparkling and rosé wines.

The team are committed to producing organic fruit without the use of chemicals such as herbicides and fungicides, and managing this process is Alex Valsecchi who is one of the few female vineyard managers in England.

Recently featured on the BBC's Countryfile, the vineyard's first vintage of Silent Pool Rosé was famously served on the royal barge Gloriana during The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. 

Albury's sparkling wines are produced using the same methods as Champagne, with secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle over at least two years to give the wine its distinctive character.

Voted Drinks Producer of the Year in the 2016 and 2018 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards, Albury Organic Vineyard's sparkling wines have won international wine awards and are featured on the wine lists of several Michelin starred restaurants including Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers, The Black Swan at Oldstead and Chez Bruce in Wandsworth.

Albury Organic Vineyard, Local Food Surrey
Bottle of organic wine at Albury Vineyard, Local Food Surrey

Silent Pool, after which their still rosé wine and the neighbouring distillery are named, is a secluded Surrey beauty spot next to the vineyard.

Natural filtration leaves the water crystal clear with a lovely blue-green colour. Local legend has it that a beautiful young maiden drowned there, escaping the clutches of King John, and now haunts the Silent Pool.

To encourage biodiversity, Albury has had bees living in the vineyard since May 2015 and they help to produce Albury honey and Surrey Hills mead.

Vineyard tours and tastings are extremely popular and a great way to learn more about English wine, as well as about the principles behind biodynamic vineyards which include planting during certain phases of the moon and burying cow horns filled with manure to improve soil fertility.  

Albury Organic Vineyard opens to the public for tastings and sales, wine by the glass, cheese boards and self-guided tours every Saturday between 11am and 4pm, but also hosts many other events that are well worth keeping an eye out for. 

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Local Food Surrey says

It's so good to see vineyards such as Albury thriving in Surrey where the conditions rival those found in the Champagne region of France.

Growing organically and biodynamically is important for the environment and shows tremendous respect for the countryside, for biodiversity and for the future of thriving wildlife. Above all, it produces excellent wines.