Black Chalk has joined forces with Wild Escapes, which has designed and built four luxury treehouses adjacent to the Hampshire-based winery’s Hide Vineyard on The Fullerton Estate. The treehouses, which have been created by master craftsman, Will Hardy, are the first to be built at a U.K. vineyard. They will re-open from 12th April, when the latest Lockdown restrictions are lifted. Demand for the treehouses has been unprecedented; they are already booked out for the best part of the next two years. Black Chalk will re-open for Tours & Tastings from 17th May, with private, outside-only tours available from 12th April.
The treehouses have been built six metres above ground and allow guests to enjoy a bottle of Black Chalk – perhaps in the outdoor bathtub – whilst overlooking the vineyard for a fully immersive vinous experience. Guests will also be able to book tours and tastings at the Black Chalk winery, which is less than a mile away, or book a private tasting on the treehouse terrace.
The treehouses are Scandinavian in style and sustainably built, using local materials. Cutting edge building techniques have minimised the impact on the land and has ensured the treehouses are a harmonious addition to the landscape. The Fullerton Estate practices rewilding and celebrates biodiversity, which has encouraged abundant local wildlife for a fully escapist experience.
Black Chalk’s Andrew Seden, comments: “the treehouses are a great addition to the estate and bring another dimension to the Black Chalk experience, shining a light on our Test Valley home and putting our wines in front of new consumers. Whilst the majority of guests are expected to be from London, and the wider U.K. – especially with international travel restricted – The Test Valley draws in tourists from all over the world, including Japan which is our primary international market.”