Notes from the vineyard: harvest

At Nyetimber the 2017 harvest is in, ready for the winemaking process to get underway. In his latest update, winemaker Brad Greatrix follows the fruit’s journey from vineyard to winery Harvest 2017 is has just drawn to a close at Nyetimber. As I write this, we’ve completed all of our picking, having first started with […]

Notes from the vineyard: véraison

As that back-to-school feeling fades, and we start to feel a definite autumnal chill in the air, harvest approaches for the northern hemisphere. At Nyetimber the grapes have just undergone the key stage of véraison: here, winemaker Brad Greatrix explains its importance Our vines are currently passing through véraison – a significant and interesting time […]

Notes from the vineyard: labelling

In this month’s post following goings-on at Nyetimber, winemaker Brad Greatrix comments on how sometimes what’s on, rather than in, the bottle matters In the vineyard, we’ve recently passed through a stage of the growing season called “bunch closure”. We are very thankful for the incredible spell of warm weather that we’ve had in the […]

Liquid history

Could Brexit mean the return of the pint-sized Champagne bottle? Hubert de Billy – great-great-grandson of Pol Roger – contemplates the past and future of one of the most unusual bottles in our cellars Since our foundation in 1849 by M. Pol Roger, my great-great-grandfather, we have remained family-owned and independent, both commercially and in […]