England

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.

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  1. 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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    £39.50
  2. Hattingley Valley Classic Cuvee

    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

    £29.50
  3. Hattingley Valley Rose

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

    £34.50
  4. Lyme Bay Blanc de Noirs

    Rich and earthy wine with forward strawberry and cherry notes and a light toast finish. Wonderful! 

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    £26.50
  5. 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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    £21.50