A beautiful landscape garden in Cobham, Painshill is a living artwork full of dramatically placed follies and stunning views. One of its key features is a 2 acre vineyard with beautiful views over the Serpentine Lake and Surrey Hills. Originally planted by the designer of Painshill Charles Hamilton in the 1740s, it was restored in the 1990s and has been producing wine again for almost 20 years.
The grape varieties include Pinot Noir, one of the varieties grown by Hamilton, as well as modern varieties Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc and Pinot Grigio. For the last three vines on each row the 18th century single pole ‘Burgundian’ method is demonstrated.
A local product from a small vineyard, Painshill Sparkling Wine is completely unique. Its sales help preserve and restore the 18th century garden for current and future generations.