Henners is an exclusive English Sparkling wine of the finest quality.
Hand-crafted with every attention to detail we have created wines of depth, complexity and elegance. Henners is the perfect accompaniment to any occasion.
“Henners has the making of one of England’s best sparkling wines”
– Tom Stevenson – Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopaedia
When it comes to English wine there’s a lot to shout about, not least the stunning sparkling wines from Henners
Based just 4 miles from the sea in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, the 10-acre vineyard was created in 2007 by ex-Formula One engineer, Lawrence Warr. Boutinot was the sole distributor of Henners from this time and developed strong ties with the winery and its wines… so when the opportunity arose 10 years later to buy the estate, naturally they jumped at the chance.
Planted with traditional champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vines thrive in an idyllic microclimate created by the vineyard’s proximity of the sea, low altitude (only 24 masl) and steep sunny south facing slopes.
All Henners wines are hand-crafted from start to finish; with separate fermenting of varietals and their vine clones to allow a broader range of wines for final blending, extended lees ageing for added complexity, and holding back of all bottles for at least 4 years prior to release to add depth and richness.
Henners – exclusive English Sparkling Wines of the finest quality. Crafted with every attention to detail, they are a perfect accompaniment to any occasion.
Only the finest juice, or Cuvée, released from the grapes at the lightest pressures, finds its’ way into Henners’ Cuveés.
We take a non-interventionist approach in the winery, made possible by the quality of the fruit, in order to maintain the innate quality of the juice.
Vine clones & varieties are fermented separately to allow a broad pallet of wines for final blending. A proportion is fermented in aged oak barrels to add subtle character and layers to the wine. Reserve wines are selected for their quality and ageing potential, and then matured in bottle, adding complexity, richness and consistency of character.