Woodchester Valley Vineyard near Stroud has won three medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022, including one for a brand-new release.
It took home silver medals for its Champagne-style Reserve Cuvée; its Orpheus Bacchus, made from the very best grapes from some of its oldest vines; and its brand-new Sauvignon Blanc, which is one of only a handful of English Sauvignon Blancs in existence – with each of the wines scoring 90 points or more out of 100 in the competition.
It isn’t the first time the Gloucestershire winery has won awards either, with its Rosé Brut winning a silver medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2021, as well as winning one gold, three silver and one bronze medal in the 2020 WineGB awards.
Founder and managing director, Fiona Shiner, said: ‘After five years of producing our single estate wines at Woodchester Valley, we are delighted that they are performing so well on the international stage’.
The Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the biggest and most prestigious wine competitions in the world, with the medals being awarded just in time for English Wine Week, which takes place from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 June 2022.
Woodchester Valley Vineyard’s award-winning new 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is being released on Saturday to celebrate the start of English Wine Week, as it joins vineyards and wineries from across the country to celebrate England’s flourishing wine industry.
The vineyard has a programme of special tastings, tours and events throughout English Wine Week, including a wine and cheese pairing evening; a Pinot Noir-themed vineyard picnic; and an afternoon tea and sparkling wine tasting.
Its new 2021 Sauvignon Blanc will be available from the Cellar Door shop and online from Saturday 18 June 2022, with a ‘wine of the day’ available to try at the shop, too.
For more information about English Wine Week at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, visit woodchestervalleyvineyard.co.uk.