Welcome to Fox & Fox
At Fox & Fox we are a Boutique Grower Producer of English Sparkling wines, cultivating 30 acres of classic champagne varieties. Our Vineyards sit either side of the ancient hilltop village of Mayfield, amongst the rolling hills, woodlands and deep-cut ghylls of the Sussex High Weald. They are surrounded by bluebell woods in springtime and over-flown by Buzzards, Red Kites and other hawks in summer. They are an evocation of this unique Sussex countryside at its best.
We’ve been growing vines since 2004 and producing wine since 2009. In 2010, we expanded from our first vineyard site to a second larger vineyard, whilst remaining true to our first love: making limited quantities of Award winning quality Sparkling Wines with a unique English twist. Within our two vineyards we grow Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot gris. A mixture of medium yielding Burgundy clones, which mature richly in our High Weald terroir, alongside Champagne clones for structure. This carefully selected combination allows us to create wines with enticing fruit flavours, aroma & complexity.
STRIVING FOR PERFECTION
With over a decade as grower-producers under our belt we find that we are constantly learning and putting new ideas to work – especially in the vineyards, where every season has its challenges and our constant goal is to grow the best quality grapes possible. Soil, Site & micro-climatic variation exhibit even between vineyards 3 miles apart, while individual vineyard parcels often require a bespoke approach to soil nutrition, pruning & cultivation.
We are privileged to work with a skilled and highly talented team of experts, which we have assembled over the years and who work with us at every stage of growing our vines and making our wines.
In the winery, we’re more traditional: we aim for cool fermentations and minimal manipulation to create wines that speak of their vintage and cool climate East Sussex origins. The emphasis is on minimal intervention in the vineyard & light manipulation in the winery. Quality is favoured over quantity. Huge attention is taken to getting perfect fruit to the winery.
We love wine, all wine and spend a lot of time tasting and thinking about sparkling wine in all its glorious forms.
CREATING UNIQUE & DELICIOUS WINES
Our aim is simply to make limited quantities of top quality English Fizz that reflects the specialness of our East Sussex High Weald surroundings, its soils, topography and microclimates. Our wines are the result of that critical evaluation and a desire to create interesting and delicious cuvées for wine lovers and occasional drinkers alike. We make for those who like to revel in the differences between vintages, tasting the changing nuance of season, place & vineyard parcel. With our limited-edition cuveés we mix traditional winemaking skills with contemporary innovation in our quest for the perfect English Fizz.
Welcome to Fox & Fox, we do hope you enjoy our wines.
TAKE THE VINEYARD TOUR
Come fly with us over our larger vineyard as a Sussex summer dawn breaks. Filmed by Gerard with our vineyard drone.