West Sussex vineyard Nyetimber has become the second English vineyard to take a stand at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) at London’s Docklands later this month.
The grower, purchased by the present owner, Eric Heerema in 2006, has grown his stewardship from just 34 to 400 acres under vine.
James Murray, exhibition director of LIWF organiser Brintex, says: “Increasing the profile of English wines was a very clear objective for us as organisers of the LIWF for 2012. Whilst we have still yet to succeed in attracting a pavilion to the Fair, it is really pleasing that Nyetimber have chosen to join us.
“They are in good company alongside Ridgeview, who have been with us since 2010, as well as Litmus and Denbies (both on the Litmus stand). Bibendum’s British Summer Time campaign will also be in full swing with a range of English wines, including a’Becketts, Furleigh Estate, Nyetimber, Chapel Down and Hush Heath Estate.
“ukvine’s industry briefing ‘What’s the future for English wine?’ at 10.30 on Thursday 24 May is the perfect apéritif for the last day and helps to ensure that English wines are firmly on the map at LIWF 2012.”
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