Sharpham was in the first wave of modern English vineyards to get going after the demise of all commercial vineyards during World War II. It has been at the heart of the quality English wine industry for nearly 40 years.
Their first vineyard was planted in 1981 on the west bank of the River Dart on the Sharpham estate in South Devon.
A further vineyard was planted in 2008 on the east bank of the River Dart on the Sandridge Barton estate on a site carefully selected for having the best attributes for a vineyard. This vineyard has grown over the years and supplies the majority of grapes that go into Sharpham's premium English wines.
A new state of the art winery was been built for the production of Sharpham wine on the Sandridge Barton estate in 2021.
The cool climate of South Devon, England is enhanced by a consistent air flow from the River Dart and the proximity to the sea. This provides the vines with a long growing season which gently ripens the grapes, preserving wonderful fresh aromas and flavours.