Digby Fine English produces world-class, vivacious and confident English sparkling wines in West Sussex, with the goal of helping to make England globally famous for fizz.
England, ‘this precious stone set in the silver sea’ has made the English who we are. Every aspect of our lives – our history, our temperament, our eccentricity, our irrepressible humour, our fearless creativity have all been shaped by our island nature, the unpredictability of our temperate climate, our richly varied geology.
And from that ancient terrain comes ‘DIGBY FINE ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE’ – a superlative, elegant, spirited expression of Englishness – with all its follies and foibles, modesty and refinement, its courage and its curiosity…
Inspired by the extraordinary life of the 17th Century philosopher, writer, pirate, inventor and scientist, Sir Kenelm Digby. Fast friends with Anthony van Dyck, Digby’s portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
Digby was a great lover of food and wine. He wrote a cookbook which makes fascinating reading but his most lasting achievement changed the wine industry forever: in the 1630s he invented the modern wine bottle to replace transportation of wine in barrel.
Founded on the principle that blending is the heart of quality, Digby is the English wine industry’s first pure negociant, cultivating long-term relationships with some of England’s top vineyards dotted across Kent, Sussex and Hampshire based on a jointly held passion for excellence.
Digby’s blendologists have created wines from the classic varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that combine style with a certain raciness. Indeed Digby’s first ever vintage has already been declared a World Champion by Tom Stevenson, Champagne’s most respected critic, and has won Gold in four different competitions including Decanter.
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