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: Hattingley Valley, Lyme Bay and Court Garden.

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  1. Lyme Bay Shoreline

    From Devon! Plenty of lemon and tropical citrus, supported by elegant floral notes of nettle, rose and lychee and fantastic structure.

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  2. Lyme Bay Brut Reserve

    Seyval Blanc grapes are used to create a bright, fruit forward and elegant, yet approachable English sparkling wine. Secondary fermentation in bottle under the Traditional Method process provides structure to the mid-palate and detail to the body of the wine without overpowering the delicate crisp citrus fruit. Pronounced notes of lemon and Granny Smith apple stand out amongst a vibrant and delicate mousse with a clean finish.

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  3. Brentingby Gin 70cl

    Reassuringly juniper led and citrus forward with coriander and angelica. Learn More

  4. Kings Cuvée, Hattingley Valley

    A very limited release, the Kings Cuvée is a premium blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 100% barrel fermented and then aged for 8 months in 4-5 year old oak barrels. . Learn More

  5. Classic Reserve Hattingley Valley NV

    Pale gold in colour, with an abundance of fine bubbles the wine has notes of baked apple, creamy nougat and brioche on the nose, supported by a hint of toast and fresh red fruit, typical of the 2014 vintage. Notes of soft lemon sherbet on the palate, the wine has a beautiful weight and lovely finish. Learn More

  6. Lyme Bay Pinot Noir Rosé

    A serious Rosé made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. This wine is a single-vineyard designated bottling and its complex aromas of cherries, rosehip, strawberries and cream, and tight acidity and length, make it a great food wine.

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  7. Lyme Bay Sandbar Bacchus

    Thanks to England's cool maritime climate and long growing season, Lyme Bay's Bacchus shows fresh and bright acidity with a complex and pronounced delivery of grapefuit, cut-grass, elderflower and gooseberry flavours.

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  8. 2015 Sparkling Red Pinot, Hattingley Valley Limited Edition

    Limited edition – a delicious new wine from the award-winning Hattingley Valley. Learn More

  9. Demi-Sec, Hattingley Valley

    Hattingley Valley's first Demi-Sec has a lovely bronze hue with rich caramelised apple and blackberry crumble aromas. Learn More

  10. Ditchling Reserve, Court Garden

    Only made in the best vintages, this classic blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay spends 9 months in French Oak before bottling. Learn More

  11. Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs

    Deep golden in colour with a green hue. A nose of delicate white fruit and toasted notes. Rich, rounded and complex, with fantastic ageing potential

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  12. Hattingley Valley Rose

    An elegant rose, boasting redcurrants and strawberry and hints of toast from its time spent in barrel Learn More