Let’s not forget we are Brits, and we do love to celebrate our independence every once in a while. In recent years we have therefore transformed from a nation of wine importers (not that there’s anything wrong with that of course) into a nation of very promising wine producers. Good for us.
Though it is still widely thought that the vine was introduced by the Romans, and that winemaking was extremely popular amongst the monks of Norman Britain, winemaking for general sale has only really flourished on home soils over the last 50 years.
The infamous Ray Barrington Brock first introduced Müller-Thurgau and Seyval Blanc grapes to the UK following extensive research in the 1950s, and from this point on, English winemaking has gone from strength to strength.
Here at Great Western Wine we are lucky enough to be working with some of the best local producers: Camel Valley from the sun-drenched hills of Bodmin in Cornwall; Wickham from beautiful Hampshire and Mumfords from our very own Bath.