Southcott Brut, a sparkling wine from Southcott Vineyard, Pewsey, has gained a Silver Award in the national competition run by WineGB (Wines of Great Britain). This year there were more than 300 entries which were judged by wine experts, Oz Clarke OBE and Susie Barrie MW.
Sarah Ingram Hill, who runs Southcott Vineyard with her husband Tim, told Marlborough.news, “We’re thrilled to be given a Silver Award. Having held a bronze award for our previous wine we hoped that we would have at least reached that standard, but we were thrilled to achieve higher. We do believe that the wine is very special, it is very pleasing to see that the experts agree with us.
All our family is involved in the wine production at one time or another and we will be raising a glass of the fizz together in celebration. The new wine will be available shortly. It is a limited production but will be available on our website from next week. It will also be stocked at the Lawn Farm shop, Pewsey who we are very pleased to work with.”
Southcott Vineyard was started in 2005 when Sarah and Tim Ingram Hill moved to Pewsey and planted classic champagne grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunière. The vineyard is small and consists of 2000 vines. The terroir is chalk and green sand. The Silver Award wine is made from a blend of grapes harvested in 2014 and kept on oak for two years and the 2016 harvest.
Click here to buy the prizewinning Southcott sparkling wine. The new wine will also be available at the Lawn Farm Shop Open Day on Saturday July 17. The Lawn Farm shop is situated off the B3087 at Little Salisbury, between Milton Lilbourne and Pewsey