Hampshire and the Islands

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Hampshire is the cradle of the English vineyard renaissance. Hambledon was the first, with Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones' initial plantings in 1952. Wellow,Wooldings Meon Valley and Lymington were well known by the early 1990s. Then a decline seemed to set in. The new century has witnessed a major revival. Several 'sparkling' vineyards have been planted and new viticulturalists and owners have sttled in the area. In 2010, Skelton recorded 32 vineyards in the county and 4 in the Isle of Wight. The future is sparkling bright- the future may even be rose.

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