Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016 and we are one of them!
Out of 10,000 products to be judged, we were awarded a 1-star Great Taste award for our KVV Sparkling White Wine.
The winning Shropshire fizz is made using the traditional Champagne method and was described by judges as: “Very moussey, bright, with attractive nettly aromas. On the palate, it's clean, bright, slightly aggressive, with pleasant minerality alongside the floral notes”.
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
This is the second year we’ve entered the Great Taste Awards and the second year we’ve won. We are thrilled to have achieved such a prestigious award for our Sparkling wine.
There were 10,000 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 141 have been awarded a 3-star, 878 received a 2-star and 2,520 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; TV chef and author, Valentine Warner, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, fifth generation baker, Tom Herbert from Hobbs House Bakery, and Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn; food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Waitrose and chefs including, James Golding, chef director of THE PIG Hotels, and Kevin Gratton, chef director of HIX Restaurants.
Kerry Vale Vineyards award winning fizz will be available to buy by the glass or bottle at a number of food festivals this summer, including the Telfood Feastival this weekend. If you’d like to try some of our award winning wine, you can also visit our shop and wine café or book yourself onto a vineyard tour and tasting to find out how we grow and maintain our vines to achieve the best quality grapes.