Great to see TWO Dorset wineries scoop eight medals between them at the WineGB Awards 2023!
Langham Wine Estate near Dorchester was the biggest winner with five award winning wines while Bride Valley Vineyard at Litton Cheney won three medals. The annual WineGB Awards saw producers from almost every county in England and Wales being awarded medals.
Langham were awarded five medals in the sparkling – classic method category. Gold for its ‘Blanc de Blancs 2018’, silver for ‘Culver Classic Cuvée NV’ and bronze for ‘Pinot Meunier 2018’, ‘Corallian Classic Cuvée NV’ and its ‘Rosé NV’.
Head winemaker Tommy Grimshaw said “The wines at Langham are made with no filtration and no fining agents, making them vegan. We are quite unique in our wine-making process. It is quite a divisive style of wine, but you can only make the wines you are passionate about.”
Bride Valley Vineyard won two golds for its Blanc de Blancs 2018, and Brut Reserve 2018.
Mo Fisher, Marketing & Events at Bride Valley, said: “We are absolutely thrilled! We are very lucky that we grow the three grapes that are traditionally known as champagne grapes on similar soil to champagne in France. The Blanc de Blancs in particular is our signature wine which we feel reflects us very well.”
If wine is your tipple, you can visit the wineries if you are on holiday – or in Dorset for a weekend break.