Penny Streeter OBE and family have announced the launch of their first English sparkling wines from their West Sussex estate, Leonardslee.

Nestled in the heart of West Sussex, and with 38 acres of vineyard, Leonardslee Family Vineyards only makes English sparkling from fruit grown and nurtured in its own vineyards. Sustainability across the estate is key and everything has been carefully managed to ensure a fully sustainable approach from the outset.

Leonardslee is launching three sparkling wines, all made by traditional method: Leonardslee Blanc de Blancs (RSP:£60), Leonardslee Brut Reserve (RSP: £45) and Leonardslee Brut Rosé (RSP: £45).

The wines have a very distinct, uplifting label which features a barn swallow, this is symbolic of Penny herself, and the migration she makes between her two loves; her home in South Africa and her English sparkling wine estate. The swallow is also significant due to its long, established relationship with Sussex; the birds feature on the county crest and many end their long journey here from Africa.

The Leonardslee vineyards were planted in 2017 with Chardonnay (60%), Pinot Noir (30%), Pinot Meunier (10%), alongside a trial planting of Pinotage, which was the first of its kind in the UK.

The first wines will be ready for release early May, and the official launch of Leonardslee Family Vineyards will take place the first week of June with a series of launch events at Leonardslee House.