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Hambledon Vineyard and Virgin Atlantic extend partnership

English sparkling wine company Hambledon Vineyard has extended its partnership with Virgin Atlantic. 
 
Hambledon’s signature wine, Classic Cuvée, will now be handed to all upper class passengers upon boarding as the airline’s signature pour. The Classic Cuvée is already part of Virgin Atlantic’s permanent upper class menu.
 
James Osborn, managing director at Hambledon Vineyard, said: “We are thrilled to continue and extend our partnership with Virgin Atlantic and bring the finest English sparkling wines to travellers around the world. 
 
“This collaboration not only showcases the excellence of English winemaking but also provides passengers with an opportunity to discover and indulge in something truly special during their journey.”
 
Osborn joined the company in April 2024, after Hambledon was taken over by new owner CVI, a consortium led by Berry Bros & Rudd and the Symington Family Estates. 
 
Founded in 1952, Hambledon Vineyard wines are made from grape to bottle on-site at the Hampshire vineyard, and aim to use and showcase the “unique terroir” of the South Downs national park. Its Classic Cuvée sparkling wine is made from a blend of three grapes and aged for at least 35 months for “floral and stone fruit aromas”. 

12 June 2024 - Lucy Schofield