Wyfold is perhaps the most exclusive of England’s quality sparkling wines, praised by wine critics and in high demand from chefs and private enthusiasts.
It quickly established a reputation for excellence. A dream start saw the debut vintage named grand champion in London, beating 82 rivals.
The next edition represented England at New Zealand’s Battle of the Bubbles, again finishing first, and the Pantone Institute chose Wyfold as the official colour reference for English Sparkling (you can even order a paint pot in B&Q).
Wyfold’s winning combination of richness and elegance begins in the vineyard – a “geological miracle” in South Oxfordshire – and is finished by four years of ageing before release.
It’s a regular on wine lists from Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir to Paul Clerehugh’s Crooked Billet, but production is limited by vineyard size and viticulturalist Barbara Laithwaite’s focus on quality, not quantity.
Discover Wyfold today and experience the very best that English sparkling wine has to offer.
Wyfold’s flagship Brut billowing with rich, honeyed citrus aromas and a smooth, biscuity-rich mouthful of summer fruits.
Joyful sparkling pink that shimmers in the glass and billows with bright red-fruit aromas before mouth-filling flavours of hedgerow berries and cream.
It’s almost twenty years since Barbara and a friend unearthed the perfect spot, nestled amongst the rolling hills and pristine forests on Wyfold Lane, South Oxfordshire.
Much more than ticking every box, the hectare was a little “geological miracle”.
The south-facing slope was soon planted with the three classic Champagne grape varieties ... basking in the sunshine by day then having all that lovely flavour locked in by the chilly nights (we’re at 120m altitude).
Some years it's the last southern English vineyard to be harvested and that long season is key to the deep flavours. In 2015 frost came the day after harvest!
The soil here in the Chilterns is special too, with deep gravel over chalk (chilt is saxon for chalk) creating excellent drainage and giving Wyfold its acclaimed freshness and minerality.
Wine is all we do here. There is no visitor centre, no gift shop or weddings, just our cherished vines growing the most exclusive sparkling wines in England, which we are sure you will love.
Wyfold Vineyard, Wyfold Lane, RG4 9HU
Crafted from the classic Champagne grapes, this beautifully matured 2016 vintage English sparkler has been created by Barbara Laithwaite and her winemaker son Henry.
Its elegant summer fruit, apple patisserie flavours and creamy mousse are testament to their meticulous viticulture and winemaking skills, and to the high, cool vineyard site in the Chiltern Hills, just west of Henley-on-Thames.
Wyfold Brut’s signature characteristic – its vivid minerality – is drawn up through the dense Thames Terrace gravels from the deep Paris Basin chalk bedrock below.
|Champagne and sparkling wine
|Pale gold hue, tiny bubbles
|Honeyed citrus, summer fruits, biscuity notes
|Creamy mousse, rich biscuity and honeyed citrus notes, elegant length
|Delicious now to Christmas 2029