Savouring Summer with Hambledon Vineyard

It’s true that the British truly know how to summer. Whether delighting in strawberries and cream in front row seats at Wimbledon, or an indulgent alfresco picnic at Glorious Goodwood or Glyndebourne. It is no secret that a perfect British summer’s day is unequivocally linked to a mouth-watering spread.

In honour of acclaimed winemakers, Hambledon Vineyard, joining us at this year’s British Motor Yacht Show, we chatted to their Michelin Starred Head Chef, Nick Edgar. Known for his skill at coupling the finest foods with their delicious range of English wines, here he shares some of his top food and wine pairings, perfect for enjoying on a day out on the water…

Luxury Picnic Hamper

“To me, the essence of summertime is in a perfectly executed picnic. Combining the finest seasonal produce with the crunch of fresh bread and the creamy yet elegant texture of our Hambledon Premier Cuvée – a match made in culinary heaven.”

Oak Smoked Salmon
Isle of Wight Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
English Asparagus, Pea and Mint Salad
Freshly Baked Sourdough

Wine – Hambledon Premier Cuvée

A Leisurely Luncheon

“With the taste of salt in the air, what better choice for alfresco dining at sea than deliciously crispy pan fried cod. To really intensify the flavour, I honed a creamy sauce using our Hambledon Classic Cuvée. This vibrant wine, with structured yet ripe acidity, works beautifully with the delicate fish creating an utterly mouth-watering pairing.”

Pan Fried Cod
Wild Garlic Gnocchi
English Asparagus and Pea Fricassee
Finished with Cream Sauce made with Hambledon Classic Cuvée

Wine – Hambledon Classic Cuvée

And To Finish…

“Fresh, smooth and delicious, panna cotta with fresh berries has British summertime written all over it. Elevated with a bright and beautiful basil sorbet and finished with a drizzle of kir royale – featuring pureed berries and our Hambledon Classic Cuvée Rose – this is a truly delightful dessert.”

Vanilla Clotted Cream Panna Cotta
Summer English Berries
Basil Sorbet
Finished with Hambledon Classic Cuvée Rose Kir Royale

Wine – Hambledon Classic Cuvée Rose

As The Sun Goes Down

“Toast a day well spent watching the sun set over the horizon with our Hambledon Premier Cuvée Rose. A stunning accompaniment to some of my favourite canapés…

Pickled Cauliflower Tandoori Bahji
Hand Rolled Wasabi Sushi with Crab and Ginger
Spinach and Parmesan Arancini with Truffle Mayonnaise

Wine – Hambledon Premier Cuvée Rose

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There is little more wonderful than long balmy days on the water skimming the exquisite Hampshire coastline or exploring the Solent, and these delicious flavours are the perfect accompaniment to your outing.

Hambledon will be offering wine tastings and the chance to purchase their award-winning sparkling wines throughout the event as well as sharing insights into their new Cellar Door dining experience and exclusive Wine Club for the connoisseurs.

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