Wines by Missing Gate

Unblended still English wines made from the finest grapes.

Our sophisticated white wines are dry in style with a focus on the inherent fruit characteristics.

We believe in the potential for English still wine, and our vision has always been to create a range of wines that compete on the world stage.

Tim Atkin/Tom Hewson 2022 England Special Report

Missing Gate Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2020 Essex fruit, made at Itasca wines. No doubt the finest Pinot Blanc ever produced in this country, and probably one of the most exciting whites, full stop. An inviting, involving set of flavours, the richness of toasted oat and white pepper spice from barrel work sitting just perfectly with the fruit, which combines the ripeness of fleshy white peach and pear with pale tropicals with a terrific energy and length. Some real drama on the palate here – how often can we say that about Pinot Blanc? One of the most exciting finds this year.

3 wines, pinot blanc with the 2022 white wine of the year award
Pinot Blanc, our first vintage wine

2020

Pinot Blanc

Made for us by Ben Smith

Our first ever vintage has set a high benchmark for us at Missing Gate Vineyard for years to come.

“This is a truly brilliant wine with sensational depth, complexity and length. It is not slippery and smooth like an Alsatian PB, but grainy, combative and textural like an epic Chablis.”  Matthew Jukes, Vineyard, March 2022

“If I was tasting this blind I would guess it was a Pinot Blanc made by a really good German Estate. It’s impressive.”  Tamlyn Curran, JancisRobinson.com

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New English vineyard, cultivated for generations

We are a family run business, with a background in farming and food-technology

We want to produce world-class still English wines at Missing Gate with no compromise between quality and sustainability.

Since 2018 we have taken the long term approach to cultivating our vineyard, investing and experimenting with many different disease and climate resistance varieties of grapes before selecting the best vines for the wine and our environment.

We have also used our background in food processing technologies (food-physics.com) to help steer the use of new green technology solutions that helps to get greater yields from the grapes and improve the quality of the wine.

Encouraged by our initial success, we’ve continued expanding the vineyard and making great new English still wines.

At home on our vineyard

Known as the ‘salt-marsh stretch of Essex’ our family have been growing crops on our clay-based farm in the Crouch Valley for three generations.

A knowledge of the land and a family passion for wine combined to create the Missing Gate Vineyard in 2018 giving over traditional arable land to planting our first vines.

As a family working together to create a business it’s been hugely rewarding and we’re proud to join the growing family of neighbouring vineyards on the ‘Essex Riviera’ making a name for still English wines.

Missing Gate Vineyard family

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