Harrow & Hope present inaugural 2013 vintage ‘Blanc de Blancs’

Harrow & Hope has launched its inaugural Blanc de Blancs, sparkling wine, and are offering a chance to purchase one of their limited cases on pre-release. The wine is produced from Chardonnay, grown on their vineyard near Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Harrow & Hopes’ director Henry Laithwaite comments: “This wine has a slightly amusing history. It’s made

New plantings pay off for Greyfriars

New plantings at Surrey vineyard Greyfriars Vineyards on the Hog’s Back have helped push the 2913 harvest to just under 50 tonnes, according to delighted owners Mike and Hilary Wagstaff. Hilary says: “There was a huge sigh of collective relief from the team when picking was finally finished.” The team had harvested a modest three

Yearlstone to pick ahead of heavy rain

Tiverton producer Yearlstone Vineyard is looking to get its crop in on Thursday this week before forecast heavy rain, say owners Roger and Juliet White. Roger White says: “Picking of our Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris will be on Thursday, ahead of forecast heavy rain. Both are looking excellent and sugars have risen nicely –

Ben Fogle takes to the tractor at English Oak

Purbeck region English Oak Vineyard has been featured in Episode 3 of Ben Fogle’s journey into the heart of Dorset. The Harbour Lives synopsis describes Ben visiting “visit to taste Dorset’s finest bubbly, direct from the vineyard where it’s made”. The programme content which includes Ben driving a vineyard tractor and vine trimmer, was just

EWP flies flag for England in Dusseldorf

Five of England’s commerical producers have exhibited at one of the northern hemisphere’s largest wine trade shows – ProWein in Dusseldorf, Germany, the first time that English wines featured at this key event. Bolney Wine Estate, Chapel Down, Hattingley Valley, Gusbourne Estate and Ridgeview Wine Estate joined forces on the English Wine Producers stand, which was designed especially for the event, to