Once again this year we are proudly supporting English Wine Week, which is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country.
English Wine Week starts over spring Bank Holiday. It marks the start of the tourist season, and the vineyards themselves are waking up to the new growing season.
English wine has been experiencing a dramatic rise in popularity and is becoming internationally recognised for its quality and variety.
At the farm shop we have a great selection of English wines from Lyme Bay based in Devon. Its grapes enjoy a temperate maritime climate and a long, warm growing season.
Lyme Bay has a selection of award-winning still and sparkling English wines. Founded by Nigel Howard in 1992, The Lyme Bay Winery has long held a strong reputation for producing high quality British drinks. In 2009, it began its English wine project by planting 26,000 vines over three sites in East Devon, consisting of Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc and Bacchus varieties.
It has also sourced grapes from a select group of the best growers in the South of England because it believes that truly special wines are born from grapes with diverse backgrounds
To find out more about Lyme Bay’s selection of English wine, please pop in.
Vineyards across the country will also be opening their doors to welcome visitors during English Wine Week, offering tours, tastings and special offers. There are a wide range of activities, which take place across the country to celebrate English Wine Week. For details of events and news about English Wine Week, please visit http://goo.gl/sZOdxq.