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Dorset Wines and Vineyards
While you might think that the very best wines come from France, English wines are growing in popularity and the UK as a whole is becoming increasingly more widely recognised as a premium location for producing quality wines.
Because Dorset has such a warm climate and good quality soil, it’s an ideal place for growing grapes. The best grape varieties produced in the UK are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus, all of which produce incredible wines with a unique local flavour. In Dorset, the mild weather and focus on creating top quality produce means that you can find a wide variety of grapes which leads to a huge amount of wine! As well as producing some top notch wines, the various vineyards in the region also offer tours and tastings, so you can find out more about how your favourite wines are made and of course, sample the flavours on offer.
The vineyards located in the Dorchester region also benefit by being on sites with similar chalks and soils that can be found in the champagne region, so you can be sure of a delightfully tasty wine without having to import it from outside the UK. In fact, many of the wines that are produced in the Dorset area have won awards including the Independent English Wine Awards and the South West Independent Wine Association Awards. Whatever your tipple of choice, you can be sure that the wine varieties on offer are of the highest quality and have official accreditations.