Upperton is set in the rolling English countryside, in the heart of the South Downs. This unique setting provides a very special combination of ingredients, perfect for growing the finest vines. Andy Rogers first planted Upperton in 2005 with 800 trial vines initially intended for the production of still wine. Through chance encounters, numerous vineyard visits and wine tastings it became clear to Andy he should produce high quality sparkling English wine. Numerous plantings ensued with the vineyard totalling 32,000 vines. In 2015 Andy went into semi-retirement and some of the vineyard was sold off. Upperton now comprises of 6,000 vines producing between 6,000 and 10,000 bottles per year.Upperton grows a mixture of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. As a small family run vineyard Andy does much of the vineyard tending himself although he often enlists the help of his six grandsons. Andy’s daughter Heidi handles the day to day running of the vineyard and his oldest grandson Bradley helps run the shop and terrace bar in the summer months. Three generations working together – its very Upperton!