After 50 years in wine – and inspired by the unique chalky soils on his wife’s Dorset sheep farm – Steven Spurrier decided to join the English sparkling wine revolution.

In 2008, he and Bella went to select the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier root stocks from Burgundy’s famous Pepinieres Guillaume vine nursery.

In 2011 our very first harvest was picked, selling out on release in 2014.

Now we have over 10 hectares under cultivation, making 3 delicious wines, on the chalky south facing slopes above the beautiful Dorset village of Litton Cheney.

Meet The Bride Family

Steven Spurrier


Steven Spurrier is one of the world’s leading wine authorities. A celebrated critic, retailer, teacher and consultant – as well as the organiser of the legendary Judgement of Paris – Steven has a lifetime of experience and expertise to contribute to the creation of Bride Valley.



After 25 years of raising sheep on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast, Bella joined her husband Steven in transforming her West Country farm into a vineyard. Bride Valley is the perfect marriage between Steven’s love of wine and Bella’s passion for good practise and sustainability in all farming.



Ian Edwards is one of the UK’s leading winemakers. He is also the co-owner of the prize-winning FURLEIGH ESTATE. Bride Valley is thrilled to have its wines made by such a talented and highly recognised winemaker.


Vineyard Manager

Formerly a vineyard manager at one of the UK’s top wineries, Graham Joined Bride Valley in 2011. His skills and dedication ensure that our vines are always in top condition and that all our vintages capture the unique character of Bride Valley’s chalky soils.


Marketing Manager

Having spent the past 20 years in London, Kate has relocated to Dorset to work for the family business. She looks after all the marketing and admin at Bride Valley Vineyards.


Vineyard Dog

Maud is the vineyard dog – and a crucial addition to our team. Rain or shine, she’s always helping inspect the vines. Any rabbits hoping to nibble at the leaves need to be on their guard if Maud’s around.

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