English wine have been claiming majority of the awards worldwide. UK is a top wine producing region. There are around five hundred vineyards managed by UK Vintners in Wales and England that covers about 4,500 acres.
UK Vintners have been producing wine in leaps and bounds and it keeps increasing in the recent years. In the year 2013, the data revealed one of the hiab vintenrsghest productions of 33,384 hectoliters.
Here is a list showing some of the top UK Vintners for your pick:
During the Domesday Book times vines were grown on this estate of West Sussex. However in the early 1970s Juliet Linter bought the wide acres of vineyard and renewed it back to life. Blanc de Blancs 2007 picked a coveted title and was awarded with the Gold Outstanding medal. The judges of the competition described the wine as similar to ‘pure white mousse.’ They produce red, white and rose (still and sparkling) wines.
In the year 1989, an ex RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife built this Cornish vineyard. Since then the sparkling wines of this estate has went ahead and won many awards. A priceless gold gong was picked up by its Cornwall Brut 2010 at the Internal Wine Challenge. Another of its wine Pinor Nor Brut 2010 picked gold at the decanter World Wine Awards 2012. Camel Valley, one of the best UK Vintners produces red, white and rose (still and sparkling) wines.
Hush Heat, located in the house of manor in the Weald of Kent. It is devoted to the produce of a wine made of rose which is of the finest quality in the world. A wine manufactured from the classic Champagne grape varieties, Balfour Brut Rose has won many awards for them. The company makes white, rose (still and sparkling) wines.
Stuart and Sandy Moss took up this former working farm in the year 1988. Located in the West Sussex, it was the first English vineyard to wholly produce grapes of the Champagne region- Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Miunier. A gold medal was awarded in 2007 to its Nyetimber’s Blanc de Blancs at the reputed International Wine and Spirit Competition. They make rose and sparkling white wines.
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Located in East Sussex and founded in the year 1994, the vineyard is family owned and dedicated to sparkling wines. Marksman 2009, a wine produced for M&S picked up gold at the International Wine Challenge. The vineyard also produces sparkling wines for the Wine Society and Waitrose. They make rose and sparkling wines.
Founded in 1988 by John, A&B Vintners (http://www.abvintners.co.uk/) has had a successful trading career. They are recognized as one of the UK’s top specialist wine producers. They have a lineup of enviable wines like Burgundy, Southern France, Provence and Rhone to bring to the table.
UK is definitely leading in the wine industry worldwide. There is a whole list to choose from if you want to pick up a brand. The companies mentioned above are among the most popular ones but there is still more.