Creators of acclaimed English wines
Since 2002, we have been at the heart of the growing English Wine industry – winning National and International awards and the acclaim of sommeliers and wine experts to become one of England’s most respected wine producers. We have been at the forefront of the growing English wine movement with our flagship sparkling Balfour Brut Rosé being the first English Sparkling wine to be served in BA First Class and the official English wine of the London 2012 Olympic games.
Vintage Sparkling Wines
Fergus Elias, our Head Winemaker explains that our Vintage sparkling collection, are all single vineyard wines, which express both the terroir and vintage whilst showcasing our identifiable Balfour signature style; purity, freshness with an ability to age gracefully.
Including our first ever wine, the award-winning Balfour Brut Rosé, this collection is a real show-stopper and the perfect accompaniment for any special occasion.
Leslie's Reserve Collection
The new Leslie’s Reserve Collection features two of our most popular wines, Leslie’s Reserve Gold and Leslie’s Reserve Sparkling Red. Additionally, we’ve launched two brand new wines, Leslie’s Reserve Brut and Leslie’s Reserve Rosé, which we are sure you will be as excited about as we are.
Fergus Elias, our Head Winemaker, said of the collection “Our Leslie’s collection is a wonderful range of sparkling wines which each carry their own unique style, from the gastronomic opulence of the Gold to the delicate playful Rosé, these wines each have their own distinct identity”.
At Balfour, we believe in the potential for English still wine and our vision has always been to create a range of still wines that compete on the world stage. To do so has required a painstaking focus on clonal and site selection, specifically for the production of still wines. The result is a collection of wines that are enjoyed around the world and which are pushing the boundaries for English still wine production.
Our Winemakers’ Collection is the epitome of our winemaking philosophy. Our winemakers identify and isolate small parcels of wine that have distinct characteristics and use innovative winemaking techniques to produce these limited editions, unique wines. Sharing our love for the arts, we wanted these wines to look as special as they taste, and as such, commissioned acclaimed artists Keith Coventry and Lothar Götz to design strikingly abstract labels to complement the wines. The Winemakers’ Collection is a series of wines like no other.
The 2022 Winemakers’ Collection has labels designed by Henry Hudson (1982), a British artist who works across painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation and print-making. His unique style is expressed through the exploration of various techniques and materials, including plasticine, scagliola, oil painting, 3D printing, wax, sand and textiles. Hudson’s work extends into the digital realm using the iPad, as in these imaginative labels specially commissioned for the 2022 Balfour Winemakers’ Collection.