Harvest time at Breaky Bottom a family run small scale business in the South Downs National park. It produces award winning sparkling wines.
The soil is a free-draining chalk loam with flint and is situated two miles from the English Channel.
A secluded valley offering shelter from coastal winds and providing an ideal microclimate for vine growing. Proximity to the sea also minimises the risk of spring frost.
In a typical year Breaky Bottom produce up to 10,000 bottles, although in some years the entire crop has been lost to floods or pheasants. Every year the harvest brings together a group of family, friends and volunteers to harvest the grapes for that years wine production.