Top 10 English Sparkling Wines

English sparkling wine is one of our favourite summer tipples here at Make it British. So we’ve decided to create a list to help you enjoy it too! Here’s our Top 10 of English sparkling wines…

According to the English Wine Producers there are over 500 commercial vineyards in the UK and 133 wineries. 66% of the wine produced in England is sparkling.

English sparkling wine is fantastic – if you haven’t tried it you really should. It easily matches the quality of that produced in Champagne. In fact, in the last 16 years English sparkling wines have won more awards than any other countries!

Even the French are getting in on the act – Champagne brand Taitinger have invested in a Kent vineyard, the first Grand Marque Champagne house to do so in the UK.

I’m sure we’ll be adding to this list as we try out more English sparkling wines ☺

If you have one to recommend please do leave a suggestion in the comments at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

Camel Valley

Camel Valley have been producing award-winning, world-class wines in a beautiful corner of Cornwall since 1989. Their flagship sparkling Cornwall Brut is a fresh and fruity fizz.

Chapel Down

Chapel Down English Sparkling Wine
Chapel Down English Sparkling Wine

Chapel Down are a leading winemaker in Tenterden, Kent.They have a great selection of sparkling wine including those from their Kit’s Coty vineyard on the North Downs of Kent.


Denbies English Sparkling Wine
Denbies English Sparkling Wine

The Denbies Estate, based in Dorking, Surrey, has been family owned and run since 1984 and is the biggest single wine estate in the UK. They offer a range of sparkling wines including their Demi-Sec, Sparkling Rose and Greenfields.


Digby English Sparkling Wine
Digby English Sparkling Wine

Digby maintain long-term relationships with the best vineyards across English wine country (typically Kent, Sussex and Hampshire) to ensure a supply of only the finest quality berries. This diversity allows them to achieve their hallmark richness of flavour and texture.


Greyfriars English Sparkling Wine
Greyfriars English Sparkling Wine

Greyfriars was originally planted in 1989 in Surrey’s Hog’s Back, and has been producing great grapes and wines for over 20 years.



The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. They offer three sparking wines including an English Rose.

Lyme Bay Winery

Lyme Bay English Sparkling Wine
Lyme Bay

The Lyme Bay Winery is a small, dedicated West Country company passionate about producing delicious, award-winning English Wines in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley. Their English Sparking wine is a fruit-driven sparkling wine that displays refreshing lemon and green apple notes


Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine
Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine

For over 25 years the Nyetimber Vineyard has had a single aim: to make the finest English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the world, including Champagne.


Ridgeview English Sparkling Wine
Ridgeview English Sparkling Wine

Ridgeview is a family company dedicated to the production of the highest quality sparkling wine using traditional sparkling grape varieties and methods. Devotion to the vineyards and winemaking has resulted in Ridgeview being the proud winners of numerous international sparkling wine trophies.

Three Choirs

Three Choirs English Sparkling Wine
Three Choirs English Sparkling Wine

Three Choirs make award winning English wine from their Gloucestershire vineyards. Our sparkling wine of choice at Meet the Manufacturer 2017. We can vouch for how well this goes down!


11 thoughts on “Top 10 English Sparkling Wines”

  1. Nice range of British wines here. Will have to grab some for the cooler, while we the sun is still shining in the garden in the evenings. Thanks

  2. These are all ENGLISH Wines.
    British wines are made from re-constituted grape juice (of any origin) that is then fermented here in uk & majority is very ordinary unlike these quality driven sparklers.
    Big gap in your listing – Dorset making excellent award winning fizz – see Furleigh Estate for very good example.

  3. Excellent list, we’ve had the Denbies, very. But we’re surprised not to see Carr Taylor on here. Maybe a little smaller in production, but best we’ve tried so far from the UK. Their sparkling Pinot is better than Champagne!

  4. Have you tried Ashling Park, out of 16,000 wines entered around the world, it won Decanter Gold, Wine GB Gold, Sommelier Awards Silver.
    Decanter is renowned and respected internationally so to put Gold award into perspective:
    16,903 wines were blind tasted
    439 Gold medals were awarded across the board
    21 Gold medals awarded to sparkling wine worldwide
    4 were awarded to UK sparkling wine – Ashling Park is one of them
    Coming soon you can stay on the vineyard in lodge cabins built and designed by Will Hardie from Channel 4’s amazing spaces.

    Definitely one to watch

  5. Happy to say I have sampled a few of these, went to both Gusbourne and Chapel Down whilst on holiday jn Kent last summer

  6. Pierre Haincourt

    Newhall Vineyards in Purleigh has become my favourite. A little different each year just like a Champagne from any good small producer of any Grand Cru village in Champagne!

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