A small artisan vineyard set in the Itchen Valley on the edge of the South Downs National Park in the Heart of Hampshire, and just minutes away from Winchester.
The Vineyard was established in 2014 by Balbina Leeming, when 2 acres were planted with Pinot Blanc grapes. Devoted to an Eco-respectful and sustainable ethos, the vines are grown with an almost obsessive love and dedication. Having started following more conventional viticultural methods, they are moving towards applying other techniques that would be more respectful with the environment following the organic principles, that will bring the full potential and true manifestation of the “terroir”.
What's that name all about? Everyone calls Balbina B, so that on its own would have been predictable as a name. All her life B has been a bit obsessed with a book called THE LITTLE PRINCE written by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. BSIXTWELVE is an asteroid, the precious home of The Little Prince, in the same way that the Vineyard is B's.