Local Essex Sparkling Wine & Handmade Chocolates

£52.00

We are proud to showcase these two exceptional Essex producers in one unique gift!

Indulge with this exceptional bottle of Essex Sparkling Wine from Jarrow House Vineyard, paired with a selection of six locally-made Champagne truffles, beautifully presented in a luxury hinged wooden gift box.

Allergens: MILK, CREAM, SOYA, BUTTER, ETHANOL, (may contain nuts).

 

 

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The Producer

Jarrow is a town in the North East of England, which had a thriving Ship Building industry before the great depression. The shipyard workers, along with coal miners and others became unemployed during this era of the 30’s.  With no welfare state, these men and their families were in a truly perilous situation, facing starvation.  To highlight their plight these workers made a walk from Jarrow to London to make people and the government aware of their poverty. This crusade was named in history as the Jarrow March.

To help these families, the Land Settlement Association was formed, and land was bought to create small holdings for them to settle and make a living through horticulture.

Robert Auld (the vineyard owner) was one of the last beneficiaries of the scheme in 1983, before the land was sold off.  After years of producing speciality lettuce for the prepared salad market Robert decided to diversify.  Jarrow House Vineyard was established in 2011, in honour of the marching men and his grandfather who was also a shipbuilder from the North East.

The vineyard is planted with the classic Champagne varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.  These varieties are perfectly suited to the deep free draining soils on the smallholding and produce a fine English sparkling wine, which has a depth of character matched only by the men marching from Jarrow to protect their families all those years.

Our chocolates are handmade locally by chocolatier Sarah Knights.  Sarah designs and makes her beautiful artisan chocolates using the finest ingredients and her own and traditional recipes.