5 UK VINEYARDS WORTHY OF A TOAST
In deepest Hardy country, this vineyard takes a ‘low intervention’ approach to grape growing – striving to minimise environmental impact while producing crisp quality bubbles (langhamwine.co.uk).
GIFFORDS HALL, SUFFOLK
Crafting a smorgasbord of sparkling wine, rosé and fruity red, this family-run vineyard on an ancient glacial riverbed in the village of Hartest regularly opens for grand tours and tastings (giffordshall.co.uk).
RYEDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE
The most northerly commercial vineyard in Britain, Ryedale works with organisations such as the RSPB to enhance and protect its wildlife. Along with tours and tastings, you can also stay on site (ryedale vineyards.co.uk).
COATES AND SEELY, HAMPSHIRE
Crafting wine in small batches, this vineyard owned by two friends takes full advantage of the English chalk terroir on which it sits – creating bubbles that have been served at Kensington Palace (coatesandseely.com).
CASTLE BROOK, HEREFORDSHIRE
Tucked in the Wye Valley, the Castle Brook vines were planted in 2004 on the site of an ancient Roman vineyard. Now, this fourthgeneration family farm produces traditionally styled cuvée (castle brookvineyard.co.uk).