SWVA Exeter Trade Tasting
Monday 20th June saw the 2nd Exeter SWVA Tasting in full swing at a new larger venue, within the Exeter Phoenix Theatre.
Trade and Consumer visitors came along to taste the wines from vineyards of all sizes, representing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and one from further afield in Herefordshire.
Organised by Hilary Waller and Faye Pratt on behalf of the SWVA, this years event introduced two new vineyards - Carey Valley & Wythall, along with ten from last year: Eastcott, Furleigh, Lily Farm, Lyme Bay, Pebblebed, Polgoon, Redyeates, Sharpham, Sidbury and Torview.
Everyone was delighted with the day and the best way of summing it up came from a member of the Waitrose team who said ‘I honestly didn’t realise there were so many fantastic small producers down here in the South West’.
The event in pictures:
Links to participating vineyards' websites: