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Hanwell Wine Estate

Hanwell Wine Estate is a successful family run vineyard owned by William and Helenka Brown.

Our vineyard produces Nottinghamshire Sparkling Wine along with offering vineyard tours and wine tasting. We also have an on-site café, along with a fascinating calendar of rural arts and crafts workshops.


Helenka & William Brown – Hanwell Wine Estate Owners

Planted in May 2012 with the champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier our first grapes were harvested in October 2015 with the help of neighbours, friends, family and volunteers.
In 2018 we launched our first Nottinghamshire Sparkling wine made from those champagne varieties using the traditional champagne method.
The estate’s 8000 vines are carefully hand-tended all year round to produce Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes.
Award-winning winemaker Tony Skuriat, (Helenka’s father), uses the traditional method to create a English Sparkling Wine, which is available to buy online or directly from the vineyard.

Find us – You’ll find the vineyard on the A606 Melton Road in Hickling Pastures between Nottingham and Melton Mowbray, Newark and Leicester. Please check opening hours before travelling.


Visit – We’re open for self-guided vineyard tours and wine sales every Saturday 10am-3pm from October to Easter.Between Easter to September we’re open for self guided vineyard tours, wine sales and the Tasting Lodge Café selling wine by the glass/bottle, hot drinks and home made cake on Friday 1-4pm & Saturday 10am-3pm.


Our Shop – We sell a stunning range of English wines from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, along with Gift vouchers, Vineyard Experiences, Arts & Crafts Workshops and 5k Wine Runs.


Arts & Crafts Workshops – Hand-making great wine is a real craft and Rural Antics provides a space for us to involve interested people in our wine-making, alongside other artisan past times, such as chair weaving, foraging and painting.


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