Laverstoke Park Farm is spread over 2,500 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside near Overton and the river Test. It is owned and run by ex-racing driver and Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter. He wanted to create a farming environment that would follow nature as closely as possible, combining 21st century science, together with the most environmentally friendly farming methods available.
The vineyard at Laverstoke Park comprises of 9 hectares of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The vines are managed organically and biodynamically with the focus on developing the soil to support the vine. This involves applying Laverstoke’s own compost made on site and regular testing using the onsite laboratory to ensure the correct biology in the soil. There is also regular applications of compost tea to the foliage of the vine and the inter row to assist the vine in its defence against disease. They currently produce two award winning English Sparkling Wines.