We are delighted to be celebrating having won two awards for their wines at the UK Vineyard Association’s (UKVA) prestigious National Competition. This year we've won a Silver Award for our ‘Shropshire Lady’ Dry white wine and a Bronze Awards for our ‘Summer Days’ Med – White.
Organised and run by the United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA) and for a second year sponsored by Waitrose, the Competition is an opportunity for producers of all sizes and from across England and Wales to compete against each other. This year’s entrants included some of the UK’s largest producers to smaller and first-time producers. The wines were judged over two days at Llanerch Vineyard near Cardiff by a team of five Masters of Wine and marked to international professional standards. Chaired by David Bird MW, the panel also comprised: Robin Crameri MW, Rebecca Hull MW, Angela Muir MW and Patricia Stefanowicz MW.
Owner June Ferguson commented “We are thrilled to have won two awards, it makes all the hard work we do maintaining the vines worthwhile. Last year we won twelve international and national medals, so we are hoping these are the first of many more in 2016.
David Bird MW, Chair of Judges, and a long standing member of the judging team, commented on how impressed he was by the standard of entries. “This year the competition went very smoothly, despite the large number of wines. The team of judges worked extremely well. They all taste internationally and apply international standards.
“The high level of medals achieved is a measure of the high standard that winemaking in the UK has reached".
Commenting on the competition, Barry Lewis, CEO of UKVA said: “This year’s high number of entrants into the competition reflects a growing confidence within the industry. I'm delighted with the results and pleased that the judges noted the overall consistency of quality.”