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It all started in 2015, with a leap of faith from our CEO, Jacob and grapes purchased from local Hampshire vineyards. Armed with a willingness to challenge conventions and forge our own unique path into the English wine scene, our aim was to create quality sparkling wines, showcasing the very best of Hampshire fruit - bright purity, precision and freshness. 


We launched our first wines in 2018 and since then Black Chalk has gone from strength to strength. In 2020, after 4 years of purchasing grapes, we found our new home, a group of unloved farm buildings and 12ha of established vineyards in Hampshire’s beautiful sprawling Test Valley, which we’ve transformed into BC HQ! 


Complete with a State-of-the-art Winery, Tasting Room and outdoor event space, our new home has allowed us to focus in more detail on what growing grapes and making wine in Hampshire is all about; hard work, perseverance, an open mind and an unwavering sense of fun! 


Making wine in England is as challenging as it is exciting, we want to show what that looks like in real terms; the good, the bad and everything in between. At its very heart Black Chalk has always been a winemaker led project driven by our hugely passionate team, because we’re all Black Chalk winemakers at heart. 


And whilst we have come such a long way over the past few years, there is still so much scope for us to develop as we continue to learn. We haven’t fully delved into what is possible, and there is still a big chunk of the world who are yet to discover the surprising beauty of English wine…so let the Black Chalk adventure continue!

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