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Our Wines

Modern

Refreshing, clean wines for today’s drinker

International

Italian know-how adapted to English terroir

Award-winning

Recognised by wine experts and competitions

Food-friendly

Enjoyable wines, focused on drinkability

Our Winemaking

Enjoyable wines for every occasion

Drawing on the knowledge of five generations of Italian viticulturalists and his own extensive professional experience, Nico Centonze was able to bring a completely new style of winemaking to Stanlake Park.

Using his vast understanding of viticulture, Nico gets the most out of our vineyards, achieving grapes of perfect ripeness to make wines that are always smooth and full of flavour.  His international, modern approach is reflected in wines that are enjoyable, very drinkable and the perfect accompaniment to food.

Hannah Gray The British Bouchon

The Reserve

Definite similarities to be drawn from the Grand Reserve but lighter, brighter red fruit, cherry, a touch of bubblegum, a summer hedgerow after rain (…) Savoury in the palate, would be good, slightly chilled (…) with mushrooms. I enjoyed it with lentil and portobello mushroom Bolognese.

The Dysart Petersham Fine Dining

Madeleine 2019

Elegantly pale, intense pear drop is the first aroma, with elderflower, fresh herbs such as tarragon and dill, a hint of lychee and wet stone minerality. On the palate (…) zesty red grapefruit at the wonderfully long finish. These crisp flavours are balanced with a flowery and delicately herbaceous quality. It's a lovely wine – a wine to drink young, to be enjoyed at lunchtime on a warm spring day.

Rebecca Glover Elizabeth Rose Wines

The Reserve

100% Dornfelder. 20% of the wine has seen 6 months in French oak which gives a lovely vanilla fudge finish on a rich, well-balanced, black cherry red. Thoroughly enjoyable to drink.

Rebecca Glover Elizabeth Rose Wines

Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Candied berries, juicy red apple, sweet lemon juice, super easy-drinking with a lovely long finish. It is my new favourite English Rosé.

Stephen Groves Great British Wines

The Reserve

A multi-vintage wine (…), is darker in colour and fuller bodied that many English reds. Showing a clear Italian influence, there are gorgeous dark cherry aromas and flavours, with extra notes on the palate of leafy blackcurrant, olive and tobacco.

Stephen Groves Great British Wines

King's Fumé 2015

A blend of Chardonnay and Ortega, this wine provides and ideal balance between oaky richness (…) and acidity, with flavours of mango and passion fruit on the one hand and orange peel on the other.

Stephen Groves Great British Wines

Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

A delightfully perfumed nose of roses and ripe strawberry leads to an invigorating palate of pink grapefruit, raspberry and lemon plus a really long finish, Nico’s calling card.

John Mobbs Great British Wines

The Reserve

(…) Energetic acidity is combined with a bright fusion of both red and black berry fruits: dark and red cherries, blackberries and a nice hint of plummy ripeness. A gentle tannic weight and a warming, spiced finish round off a thoroughly successful red.

Benedict Butterworth Independent Sommelier

Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Intense strawberry and raspberry aromas. England’s answer to a clean, crisp Provençal rosé for al fresco vibes - only better! It has more fruit intensity and definition, but with laser-sharp acidity that brings all the freshness you need on a hot summer’s day.

IWC 2020 International Wine Competition

Rosé Superior

Gentile scent with ripe, savoury fruit and attractive reship flavours. White spring flower finish.

Aurel Istrate Head Sommelier, Pennyhill Park

The Reserve

The wine is slight and bright with blackberry and cherry flavours greeting you immediately, with subtle aromas of ‘Red Delicious Apple’ and bay leaf. Great texture as it feels like it is not forced, having the oak coming through very gently and elegantly.

Tamlyn Currin JancisRobinson.com

The Reserve

Red-berried on the nose and then rather lovely, juicy, bramble-berry and oak-spicy fruit. Has a spiky, smoked-chilli sass that would be just gorgeous with either a barbecue or a deep-winter beef chilli. This is great. Who knew Dornfelder could be so interesting. Score 16/20.

Aurel Istrate Head Sommelier, Pennyhill Park

King's Fumé 2015

A wine only just released but already very impressive. Beautiful blend of Ortega and Chardonnay in equal parts, lightly oaked aromas, both on the nose and palate. Very fragrant and rich with floral and citrus aromas; scents of pineapple and orange zest on the palate with hints of vanilla from the oak. Stunning wine!

Benedict Butterworth Independent Sommelier

The Reserve

This wine is a blend of multiple vintages, a tactic invented in cool climate Champagne to make up bad vintages. Here it’s a way of making more complex English red wine. Not an easy thing to do. Its ripe black cherry aroma and savoury smokey lamb is balanced with an inescapably ragingly high English acidity.

Aurel Istrate Head Sommelier, Pennyhill Park

Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

This wonderful Rosé is light in colour but surprisingly abundant in flavour; fresh with a delicate perfumed and tropical bouquet; some delightful succulent wild strawberry and raspberry notes with hints of pink grapefruit and passion fruit. Crisp, refreshing and full of summer fruit flavours.

John Mobbs Great British Wines

King's Fumé 2015

As soon as you smell this wine, you know you’re in for the treat. It has intense aromas of peach, orange peel or almost preserved orange, floral hints, dried herbs and grilled pineapple (…) dry and crisp, but gives way to softer notes of ripe peach, marmalade and hints of cream and vanilla. Very food-friendly.

Benedict Butterworth Independent Sommelier

King's Fumé 2015

This unfiltered, oaked Chardonnay has a depth of character and complex nose that you’d expect at the price point, but with a crunchy freshness that brings the harmony into balance.

Rebecca Glover Elizabeth Rose Wines

King's Fumé 2015

Another favourite from the new Stanlake Park collection. This is a 50/50 blend of Ortega and Chardonnay which has seen two years in French oak. This is wonderfully full of peachy-vanilla goodness and you need it in your fridge ASAP.

Our Winemaker

Italian talent and heritage

Born and raised in southern Italy, Nico Centonze is a young but well-experienced professional winemaker and viticulturist, who has held different positions in wineries all across the globe.

He grew up in Puglia, helping his father run their 6-hectare vineyard, planting, pruning, driving the tractor and harvesting. Later, he obtained both a BSc and a MSc in Winemaking and Viticulture, pursued respectively at the renowned Italian universities of Florence, Tuscany and Turin, Piedmont.

His professional path took him to several countries, where he had the chance to learn various styles of winemaking and to experiment with completely different grape varieties, before becoming the winemaker and vineyard manager at Stanlake Park. 

Today, he oversees both the growing and the production of our wines, carefully choosing the perfect grapes to process, and the best wines to age and bottle.

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Nico Centonze Winemaker

Tours & Tastings

Discover and taste our wines

We’d love to share our passion for winemaking with you. Join our Wine Tours & Tastings to explore our Estate and learn more about grape growing and winemaking in England, all whilst you taste generous samples of delicious wines!
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