Applying the négociant model to English sparkling wine, Digby co-founders Trevor Clough and Jason Humphries have brought together the very best raw materials, expertise and vision to create this modern British luxury brand.
The house’s charismatic, boundary pushing outlook is a fitting testament to the man who inspired its name, Sir Kenelm Digby. This 17th-century English philosopher, theologian, pirate and writer extended his talents to inventing the modern wine bottle.
Digby’s model sees it cultivate long term partnerships with high quality producers across the English wine category’s Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset chalk-rich heartland. Winemaking is overseen by ‘mad genius’ Dermot Sugrue before the final blend is meticulously put together by Trevor.
2016 saw the addition of a new wine to Digby’s range in the form of Leander Pink. This non vintage rosé was developed in collaboration with Leander Club, the world’s oldest open rowing club, which has nurtured some of Great Britain’s finest talent.
Bearing the club’s distinctive pink hue and hippo motif, Leander Pink offers an energetic, elegant but more laid back interpretation of the Digby house style. A proportion of sales from each bottle goes to support the Leander Academy, helping to produce the next generation of champions.