Impressive Medal Haul for SW Vineyards in UK National Wine Competition
UKVA English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition 2016.
Trophies for Furleigh, Langham, Camel Valley, Fenny Castle and Parva Farm
Dorset’s Furleigh and Langham Estates took two trophies apiece.
Furleigh's Bacchus Fumé 2014 won the McNie Trophy for the best oaked wine and the Wine Guild Trophy for the best large production wine (not of the previous year).
Langham’s Classic Cuvée Reserve 2011 won the President's Trophy for the most outstanding small production wine (not 2015) , and the Vintners Trophy for the best sparkling wine.
Camel Valley’s Bacchus Dry 2015 won the Dudley Quirk Trophy for the best 2015 large production wine.
Fenny Castle's Barrel Fermented Ortega 2015 won the Montague Trophy for the best presented wine.
Parva Farm's Dathliad 2013 won the Welsh Wine of the Year Trophy.
Twelve Gold Medals for the South West
There were Golds for Aldwick Court Farm (Mary’s Rose 2015), Camel Valley (Annie’s Anniversary 2013, Bacchus Dry 2015), Castle Brook (Classic Cuvée 2010), Furleigh (Bacchus Dry 2014, Bacchus Fumé 2014), Langham (Classic Cuvée Reserve 2011), Lily Farm (Bacchus 2015), Lyme Bay (Sandbar 2015), Polgoon (Bacchus 2014), Sharpham (Bacchus 2014), Three Choirs (Cellar Door Bacchus 2014).
Silver Medals were thick on the ground too, with 46 to south west wine producers out of 121 awarded. They went to Aldwick Court Farm, Camel Valley (5), Eastcott, Furleigh (3), Knightor (3), Langham (2), Lily Farm, Lovells, Lyme Bay (3), Oatley (3), Parva Farm (2), Sharpham (7), Sherborne Castle (2), Sixteen Ridges (3), Smith & Evans, Sutton Ridge (2), Three Choirs (3), Trevibban Mill (3).
South West vineyards took 30 of the 105 Bronze medals. They went to Aldwick Court Farm, Brick House Vineyard, Camel Valley (4), Eastcott, Furleigh, Lily Farm, Lovells (2), Lyme Bay (2), Parva Farm (2), Polgoon (2), Poulton Hill, Sharpham (3), Sixteen Ridges (2), Sutton Ridge, Three Choirs (2), Trevibban Mill (3), White Castle.