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UK Vineyard Produces Award Winning Wine With OPTi Refractometer

Sedlescombe Vineyard combines traditional biodynamic methods with modern day technology to produce some of England’s finest wines.

Located in the heart of East Sussex near Hastings, Sedlescombe Vineyard has been producing high quality estate bottled English organic wine since 1979.
Now producing up to 30,000 bottles a year, their most recent accolades include two Gold International Organic Wine Awards for its biodynamic wines, Sedlescombe 2013 Pinot Noir-Chardonnay and 2010 Regent.

“Sugar content and pH is paramount to creating a good wine and getting this right from the outset is of utmost importance,” says Roy Cook, winemaker and long-term owner of Sedlescombe Vineyard. “We use a digital refractometer to monitor grape ripeness to make sure we harvest at the optimum time and then we look to balance the pH using a high precision EcoSense® pH-PEN as it is capable of measuring to two decimal places, which helps us to strike the right balance between acidity and sweetness.”

Both refractometer and pH-PEN were supplied by UK instrument maker Bellingham + Stanley via Refractometer Shop.

You can read more about Sedlescombe Vineyard’s award winning wines at their website and you can find out more about OPTi digital handheld refractometers here.