Overview

After 50 years in the wine trade, Steven Spurrier, inspired by the unique chalky soils on his wife Bella’s Dorset sheep farm, decided to join the English sparkling wine revolution. He enlisted the help of Jean-Charles Boisset and the expertise of Boisset’s sparkling production team in France to establish his new endeavor. In 2008, they selected 13 of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier clones from Burgundy’s famous Pepinieres Guillaume vine nursery to match each individual plot. Now the farm has more than 24 acres under cultivation and produces three delicious wines from the limestone-rich, chalky Kimmeridgian soils above the beautiful Dorset village of Litton Cheney. Some 42,000 vines are closely planted on mostly south-facing slopes on their 200-acre farm on South Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Boisset Collection is proud to be the first and only U.S. importer of Bride Valley English sparkling wine. We have three wines to select from: the Bride Valley Blanc de Blancs, Brut Reserve and the Rosé Bella. With 90+ point scores from Wine Enthusiast and the blossoming taste of bubbles from England, the Bride Valley wines should not be overlooked.

Our Wines

  • Steven Spurrier and his wife Arabella are behind Bride Valley, located in West Dorset. Steven, while running Les Caves de la Madeleine and L'Academie du Vin in Paris in the 1980s, had soil (chalky) samples from Arabella's 80 hectare estate tested and the results came back: "very similar to Champagne". This is not surprising because the village of Kimmeridge is just 24 miles as the crow flies from Bride Valley. After two decades and three visits from Boisset's sparkling wine expert, Georges Legrand, vines were planted on the best sites in the bowl of the amphitheatre-like estate. Three hectares were planted in 2009, rising to a total of 10 hectares in 2013 when planting was completed.
  • Steven Spurrier and his wife Arabella are behind Bride Valley, located in West Dorset. Steven, while running Les Caves de la Madeleine and L'Academie du Vin in Paris in the 1980s, had soil (chalky) samples from Arabella's 80 hectare estate tested and the results came back: "very similar to Champagne". This is not surprising because the village of Kimmeridge is just 24 miles as the crow flies from Bride Valley. After two decades and three visits from Boisset's sparkling wine expert, Georges Legrand, vines were planted on the best sites in the bowl of the amphitheatre-like estate. Three hectares were planted in 2009, rising to a total of 10 hectares in 2013 when planting was completed.
  • Steven Spurrier and his wife Arabella are behind Bride Valley, located in West Dorset. Steven, while running Les Caves de la Madeleine and L'Academie du Vin in Paris in the 1980s, had soil (chalky) samples from Arabella's 80 hectare estate tested and the results came back: "very similar to Champagne". This is not surprising because the village of Kimmeridge is just 24 miles as the crow flies from Bride Valley. After two decades and three visits from Boisset's sparkling wine expert, Georges Legrand, vines were planted on the best sites in the bowl of the amphitheatre-like estate. Three hectares were planted in 2009, rising to a total of 10 hectares in 2013 when planting was completed