The United Kingdom is a premium wine producing region, with hundreds of vineyards in wales and England covering thousands of acres and producing sparkling wine brands. With the recent production statistics, 4.5 million bottles, reveals highest global production.
A Brief History of English Wine
Commercial vine growing dates back during the Roman times. Unfortunately, owing to successive invasions, this was put to an end. However, wine production was revived following the Norman Conquest. This was mainly in monasteries and nobles growing vine on their own land.
There are many wine producing companies in the UK, however, only a few have made it to the top twenty list. The following are a few of those companies whose products have found a place in the hearts of consumers.
- UK Vintners
- Camel valley
- Hush health
- Ridgeview Wine Estate
The UK Vintners’ Company, with its first charter in 1363, celebrated its 650th anniversary in 2013. This is one of the twelve great livery companies in London, and its membership consists of over 500 liverymen and freemen. The UK Vintners’ Company continues to maintain its trade, charitable, social, and educational interests in the 21st century.
This vineyard was set up in 1989 by ex-RAF pilot Bod Lindo together with his wife Annie. Its sparkling wines have consistently won awards in the recent past. Its Cornwall Brut 2010 managed a gold gong at the International Wine Challenge. Above all, its Pinor Nor Brut 2010, won gold at the Decanter Awards.
The vineyard is committed to the production of wine of “world-beating quality”. Its, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Balfour Brut rose, which is made of the classic Champagne grape varieties, have won a host of awards.
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Ridgeview, a family owned vineyard founded in 1994 in Sussex, is dedicated to producing sparkling wines. Some of its products, for starters, Marksman 2009, which is a Chardonnay produced for M&S, managed a gold medal at the international wine challenge. This company has continued to produce award-winning wines for Waitrose and the wine community.
The United Kingdom continues to be on the top of the list among the wine producing regions. UK Vintners, hush health, camel valley, and Ridgeview wine estate are a few award-winning companies in this region. However, this does not put to the end the list of companies that have made it in the industry; the list is long.
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