Marlings is nestled in a secluded valley in the beautiful New Forest National Park, Hampshire. Our small vineyard has a south facing, generally sunny aspect and is sheltered by the surrounding forest.  

The cooler English climate allows for the slow, gentle ripening of our grapes helping to ensure an optimal acidity for our wines, as well as adding complexity and refinement.

All our grapes are carefully hand-picked to ensure we choose only the finest fruit and then we gently press and blend them in our own winery.

 
 

Marlings Vineyard takes its name from the centuries-old practice of marling where marl was dug from pits and spread onto farm land to improve soil fertility. Marl is earth containing lime, and naturally occurs in the New Forest.

 
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Marlings was first planted in 1990 and we benefit from mature vines that are now over 25 years old.

The vineyard was planted with varieties more suitable for the climate of that time including Bacchus, Dornfelder, Reichensteiner and Seyval Blanc.

Local sources tell us that some of the first bottles of Marlings English Table Wine were even stocked in the Houses of Parliament.

 

 
 

Marlings Vineyard has a small team led by Paul Cartmell, Mark Barber and Piotr Nahajski. Paul and Mark are marketing men with a passion for wine and Piotr is a qualified viticulturist, with a degree in wine making.

Our aim is to produce a range of wines that we enjoy drinking and we’re proud to share with our friends and customers.

We seek to continually improve our wines by learning from our experiences in the vineyard and in our winery. We place an emphasis on quality rather than quantity, which helps to explain why we do not have large quantities of wine to sell.

 

 
 

We have recently planted some Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines; varieties that can now flourish in our warmer climate and we hope to make further new plantings in 2016.

We will continue to produce high quality English sparkling wines alongside aromatic white wines from Bacchus grapes and elegant red wines made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Dornfelder grapes.

 

 
 

We’re proud to be members of the New Forest Marque, an accreditation scheme set up to develop and support the production, processing and distribution of local produce from the New Forest.