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The wine is made under contract by one of England's top wineries, Hattingley Valley Winery near Medstead, Alton, where the winemaker, Emma Rice, has twice been made ’English Winemaker of the Year’.
The three grape varieties (Bacchus, Madeleine Angevine and Seyval Blanc) are blended to produce a wine in the modern English style, which is crisp and fruity -
Our available vintages since the 1994 have been entered for the annual U.K. Vineyards ‘Wine of the Year’ competition. Here wines are judged to International standards by a panel which includes ‘Masters of Wine’, and awards are given only if the wine has obtained a certain number of marks.
So far we have won three Highly Commended and seven Bronze medals, and our 1997 vintage was awarded a Silver medal. This wine also gained the Wessex area ‘Wine of the Year’ trophy.
The 2002 vintage was awarded a Gold Medal in the Wessex area competition and the 2005 and 2007 Silver.
Recently the 2014 Medium Dry, ‘Beech Hanger Gold’ was awarded Silver in the Wessex area Competition, and Bronze in the National competition and the 2016 ‘Flint Hill Dry’ a Gold in the December 2016 Wessex Wine of the Year.
The fact that we have won an award every year entered shows that our wines are of consistently good quality, and also have great ageing potential.
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