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Blackdown Ridge Estate sits at the highest point in the Sussex Weald, boasting views of the South Downs National Park. The conditions and earth composition of the southern slope of Blackdown proved advantageous for growing wines such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The grapes planted for the Estate's range of still wines include the aromatic Bacchus for their single varietal English white wine, as well as Rondo, Triomphe d’Alsace and, more recently, Sauvignon Blanc. Having released their first sparkling wine in 2015, the facility has started to enter international competitions, hoping to perfect their offer in the foreseeable future.