The Surrey-based wine estate will host its annual two-week exhibition and wine launch later this month
Main image: Sculpture – The Kiss by Simon Conolly
Tucked away down a long lane off the A246 in Surrey you will find the home of Sibylla and Bruce Tindale. The couple have created a stunning property just outside the village of East Clandon and a little up the road from the National Trust’s Hatchlands Park.
Their home is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a large decorative pond and wildflower meadow, all with far-reaching views across the Surrey Hills towards London. But what is particularly special about this property is that it is also home to a vineyard and rather spectacular Glass Barn, which have been named the International Wine Challenge Cellar Door of the Year winner two years in a row.
Private tours of the High Clandon Estate can be booked by appointment but each year, in early summer, Bill and Sibylla open their doors for a special two-week Art and Sculpture in the Vineyard exhibition to mark the release of their latest vintage of English sparkling wine.
This year sees the launch of their Endymion Cuvee Prestige Vintage 2015 Brut – an exceptionally elegant traditional method sparkling wine made from the classic trio of Champagne grapes and long bottle maturation of five years.
As the exhibition is slightly later than usual (it usually takes place at the end of May/beginning of June), visitors will get to see the gardens in their full summer bloom while viewing 150 works by noted artists of the Surrey Hills and enjoying a first taste of this exquisite release.
Art in the Vineyard takes place from 19th July to 2nd August at High Clandon Estate Vineyard, East Clandon, Surrey, GU47RP. Doors are open each day from 11am to 4pm and visitors are asked for a voluntary donation of £5 per person to raise funds for Surrey children’s disability charity Cherry Trees.