Our Boutique Family-Run Vineyard in Rural Sussex
They say good things come in small packages. At Tickerage we live and breathe this motto by creating handcrafted Sparkling English Wines of distinction from our boutique 5-acre family-owned and run vineyard. Situated on top of a sandstone ridge, our English vineyard has the free-draining soils vines love so much.
We only use estate-grown grapes from our Sussex based vineyard. These are harvested by hand at the optimal time for both acidity and ripeness every Autumn. Our wines spend at least 5 years ageing to create the most complex flavours. We only release Tickerage in small batch runs to ensure that every bottle is an exquisite experience.
Tickerage Wines – get to know us and feel part of the family!
As a husband and wife team of grower-producers, we lovingly tend to our vines and carefully cultivate the classic Champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. From grape to bottle in our new purpose-built, an on-site winery with a tasting room. Our passion for creating limited runs of long lees aged Sparkling English Wines of complexity, flavour and taste. This is the hallmark of Tickerage.
Having studied viticulture at world-renowned Plumpton College, we knew our passion lay in the cultivation and harvesting of grapes and set out to find a family home with land suitable for our intended journey. After a year of searching, we found the perfect site in the small, East Sussex village of Blackboys.
We established our bespoke Tickerage vineyard in the Sussex village of Blackboys in 2007, planting 2 hectares of vines. Some two years later, in 2009, family and friends helped us to pick the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes from our first harvest. The result is an award-winning 2009 Tickerage Blush.
Award-Winning Sussex Wines
Our vineyard’s size and location means we can personally carry out all the tasks through the vineyard year. For us, this was crucial in order to be totally in control of the development of the vines and ultimately, the wines. As part of this hands-on approach, we also work closely with sommeliers, wine buyers, event planners and bespoke venues to ensure that Tickerage has special significance for their clients and guests.
We hand-craft every single bottle and know where every single grape goes once it is picked. Using only our own carefully nurtured grapes; we are able to use low intervention and this bespoke approach to creating quality wines evokes happiness in every glass.
Look at the wines we have available by looking at the Our Wines page. From there you can also purchase a bottle of our award-winning wines.