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ENGLISH AND WELSH WINE WEEK – Organic and Biodynamic Wines from Sustainable Wines UK

by Tulip Hambleton | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

English and Welsh Wine Week

You may be aware of the surprising fact that there are over 400 vineyards in England and Wales, many involved in organic wines!

And Sustainable Wines is delighted to celebrate English and Welsh Wine Week 2016 (Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5 June ) by showcasing not one, not two but six organic and biodynamic producers from the UK!

They produce award-winning ranges of organic and biodynamic wines from sparkling and white to rosé and red, and are well worth a taste to experience the excellence that comes from organic winemaking in the British climate!

We start with London’s only commercial-scale vineyard since the Middle Ages, which happens to be organic – Forty Hall Vineyard hails from Enfield in North London. They have only just released the very first public sales of their 2015 Ortega and Bacchus wines, to great acclaim at the recent Real Wine Fair in April. Do take the opportunity to taste these unique and exciting wines at our events on Saturday June 4th (Sustainable Wines at the Library Café) and Sunday June 5th (Alexandra Palace farmers market), and the wines are also on sale at the Forty Hall farm shop.

East Sussex hosts two organic and biodynamic producers: Davenport Vineyard – Will Davenport is an award-winning organic wine producer and is also the winemaker for Forty Hall Vineyard; and Sedlescombe Vineyard started in 1979 by Roy Cook who was the pioneer of organic winemaking in the UK, and produced their first biodynamic wine in 2010.

Next we go to Surrey, and to Albury Vineyard, an organic and biodynamic vineyard near Guildford, started by Nick Wenman, who released their first sparkling wines in 2015.

Trevibban Mill near Padstow in Cornwall is our fifth English vineyard, who produce sparkling, Rosé and white wines. And finally to Wales and Ancre Hill Estate near Monmouth,  the only biodynamic Welsh vineyard

All of these vineyards produce exceptional organic or biodynamic wines, which you really must taste to find out just what superior quality they really are!

A range of grapes are used in these UK wines, from the classic Champagne varieties for the sparkling wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) to little-known varieties (Ortega, Bacchus, Regent, Triomphe, Seyval Blanc).

Make 2016 the year that you learn about English and Welsh Wines and come and taste Sustainable Wines’ range of organic and biodynamic producers during English and Welsh Wine Week on the weekend of 4th-5th June.

Our first tasting event of these exceptional wines is on Saturday 4th June at the Library Café in Enfield from 12-3pm.

Our second event is on Sunday 5th June at Alexandra Palace Farmers Market at Campsbourne School from 10-3pm. 

To see our current great offers on English wines either visit our events as above or follow this link >>>

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