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East Sussex is a picturesque part of southern England serene seaside and -- so quaint but it's hoping one day to be known for something else.
A retired hedge fund manager has gobbled up 600 acres of land and is turning it into one of the largest single site vineyards in Europe.
He plans to produce a million bottles a year -- sparkling wine fine enough to rival its French equivalent.
But -- have a uniquely English twist for team.
I'm hopefully is this like -- Scottish I think it's going to be.
It's gonna have wonderful bubbles in fact the industry has been bubbling away here steadily for some time according to smaller producers in the region.
They claim there's been climate change in this part of England and warmer temperatures have made the chalky soil hospitable to the grades.
That -- sparkling wine in fact producers say the -- sort of channels.
That famous place across the English Channel.
Surprisingly enough to some.
-- -- -- California.
It's gonna produce -- that kids like the movie bottle shock -- -- -- Californian vineyard beat the French wine tasting but -- a nod to tradition mark driver has brought it a man whose family has worked the vineyards of champagne France for generations to oversee the process but the French it seems haven't yet come to terms with the English upstarts.
I missed an old friend and he -- so what are you doing now in this room.
Going to be producing spot cleaning in new England and he just two companions it shame -- you.
The project is still very much in the realm of dreams because from the time the -- go into the ground until -- are popping as at least several years.
But the -- here's hoping that someday they will be the toast of the town.
And beyond what and it will be another several years before they could hope to break even here.
Some money in the bank.
They say this business about the passion not fortune but it is becoming a significant business in Britain any -- six Amy Kellogg Fox News.
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