Welcome to Black Dog Hill Vineyard

A family run boutique vineyard producing multi award winning Sparkling wine within the unique chalky landscape of the South Downs National Park.

Order online or collect from our shop on the high street in Ditchling

Our three Vintage Sparkling Classic Cuvée wines and a selection of gifts are all available online. 

The Wine

The Wine

Black Dog Hill Vineyard Sparkling Classic Cuvee wines are a classic blend of all three Champagne grape varieties from their own Vineyard nestled beneath Black Dog hill in the South Downs National Park.

Only using our own grapes means we and our winemaker Dermot Sugrue have complete control evidenced by the multiple awards achieved by our first vintage.

The Land

The Land

At the foot of the South Downs within the boundaries of the newly created South Downs National Park, the vineyard is nestled against the 830ft high Ditchling Beacon where the vines are sheltered from the extremes of the British weather and grow happily in true chalky soil, littered with prehistoric sea fossils.

The Family

The Family

The style, elegance and delight of fine wine hides a terrible truth: it takes hours of hard graft to bring it to life! Fortunately energy is in abundant supply, courtesy of our own small, winemaking army.

The Wines

Vintage 2011

VINTAGE 2011

The result of the brilliantly warm Indian summer, a classic blend of all three grape varieties.

VINTAGE 2011

Vintage 2013

VINTAGE 2013

Eagerly anticipated follow up to the award winning 2011. This is another classic cuvee to savour.

VINTAGE 2013

Vintage 2013

VINTAGE 2014

Our brand new vintage wine is ready now and already looking exceptional.

VINTAGE 2014

On The Vine

Ditchling Festival of light 6th December poster

Join our Tasting at the Ditchling Festival

Jim is Ditchling through and through and so are our Classic Cuvées. Join us at Ditchling’s very own festival of light on Friday 8th December. Make your way to the barn on the village green for the tasting amongst other Ditchling treats.  

Sparkling Black Dog Hill Wine on Yacht

Sparkling Wine of Choice On Board Discerning Superyachts

Black Dog Hill the award winning English sparkling wine of choice on board discerning superyachts is set to have a good harvest as grape picking gets underway At the Vineyard in Sussex, they have completed picking the Pinot Noir grapes and the pickers are taking a well-earned rest before starting to harvest the Chardonnay. The Pinot […]

Black Dog Hill vineyard classic cuvée sparkling wine

The Awards

Black Dog Hill have stormed onto the English Sparkling Wine scene with its 2011 vintage, winning… Black Dog Hill have stormed onto the English Sparkling Wine scene with its 2011 vintage, winning a much coveted gold award from the IWSC, a silver from the prestigious Decanter competition and a bronze at the IWC.

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