Nyetimber Forges Historic Partnership with Henley Royal Regatta

Nyetimber, the renowned English sparkling wine producer proudly announces a new five-year partnership with Henley Royal Regatta, marking a significant milestone in its pioneering history, as it becomes the esteemed rowing Regatta’s first exclusive English sparkling wine partner.

With shared values of tradition, dedication, and celebration, Nyetimber and Henley Royal Regatta are natural partners that promote the very best of British, create memorable experiences, and are the pinnacle of excellence in their respective fields. The quintessentially British event, Henley Royal Regatta showcases the talents and passions of elite rowers, while the leading English sparkling wine producer, Nyetimber, reflects meticulous craftsmanship and uncompromising commitment to exceptional quality in every bottle.

"We look forward to many years of creating memorable occasions together."

“We are honoured to be the first exclusive English sparkling wine partner at Henley Royal Regatta, and as one of only three partners, we are proud to join a select group of prestigious brands. We look forward to many years of creating memorable occasions together and uniting our dedication to crafting world-class wines with Henley Royal Regatta's commitment to rowing excellence”, says Nyetimber’s Owner and CEO, Eric Heerema.

"This collaboration is a toast to our shared values and commitment to excellence."

Sir Steve Redgrave, Chair of Henley Royal Regatta, shares his enthusiasm for the partnership: “Henley Royal Regatta is synonymous with celebrating the pinnacle of rowing alongside quintessentially British tradition. We are therefore delighted to welcome Nyetimber, a paragon of British winemaking, as our first exclusive English sparkling wine partner. This collaboration is a toast to our shared values and commitment to excellence. Together, we look forward to enhancing the Regatta experience for our Members, Competitors and visitors to ensure every moment is filled with celebration and a distinct touch of British sophistication.”

Taking place from Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 7th July 2024, with 300 races spanning six days of elite sporting competition, Henley Royal Regatta was first established in 1839 and has evolved into a world-renowned event that attracts 400,000 visitors from across the globe. The Regatta stands as a testament to the passion and skill of the participating athletes and is one of the most cherished and anticipated highlights in the UK’s sporting and social calendar.

Nyetimber’s announcement of its long-term partnership as the first exclusive English sparkling wine of Henley Royal Regatta underscores its heritage, pioneering spirit, and dedication to producing exquisite wines of exceptional quality that rival the best in the world. Nyetimber is renowned for paving the way for sparkling wine production in England as the first producer to grow the famous grape varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier in the country exclusively for producing sparkling wines. Celebrated worldwide for its distinguished fresh fruit yet elegant, complex, and balanced wines, Nyetimber crafts its wines according to the traditional method from 100% estate-owned grapes, which it carefully hand-picks from its 11 vineyards across West Sussex, Hampshire, and Kent.

The English sparkling wine producer's portfolio of wines will be prominently featured across all areas of the Regatta, including the exclusive Stewards’ Enclosure, the Regatta Enclosure, and the Official Hospitality Enclosures. In addition, Nyetimber will be the main drink of choice in the English Garden Bar, previously known as the Champagne & Oyster Bar, and the iconic Nyetimber bus will feature within Little Lion Meadow, offering all attendees a taste of refined British elegance.

About Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta, founded in 1839, is the best-known rowing regatta in the world, renowned for its gladiatorial match-racing. Attracting 400,000 visitors each year, it is one of the highlights of the summer sporting and social calendar in the UK, as well as the rowing calendar internationally.  More than 300 races are staged at the Regatta, featuring Olympians and emerging stars from around the world.

About Nyetimber

For over 35 years, Nyetimber has had a single aim: crafting exceptional English sparkling wine that rivals the very best in the world. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Regarded as England's finest sparkling wine, Nyetimber is made from one hundred percent estate-grown grapes. Owner and CEO Eric Heerema works together with Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs and Senior Winemaker Brad Greatrix to produce wine of extraordinary elegance and quality. Cherie Spriggs was named 'Sparkling Winemaker of the Year' at the International Wine Challenge 2018 – one of the most highly-regarded wine competitions in the world. She remains the only woman as well as the only person outside the Champagne region of France to win this prestigious award. Nyetimber has 11 vineyards spanning 372 hectares in West Sussex, Hampshire, and Kent and is served in some of the world's most renowned locations, including Annabel's, The Savoy, The Ivy, Dinner by Heston, Ritz Carlton Berlin, The Edition Tokyo, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai and many more.

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