Southcott Vineyard, a small family run vineyard situated under Pewsey’s White Horse which produces sparkling wine, is joining in with the Big English Wine Easter(BEWE) charity event, raising money for The Drinks Trust and Hospitality Action. These two charities support those in the UK drinks and hospitality industry who have been most affected by the impact of the pandemic.
Sarah Ingram Hill, who runs Southcott Vineyard with her husband Tim, told Marlborough.news, “For every bottle of our wine sold from March 29 to April 6 we are donating £2 to BEWE. We are thrilled to be able to support these charities which are close to our hearts and do a lot of good work. We’re very small but every little helps.” Click here to buy some Southcott sparkling wine.
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 wine they are currently selling has obtained a bronze medal at national level.
The Big English Wine Easter is being organised by Jacob Leadley, who owns Black Chalk wines in Hampshire. Many English wine producers are involved in the fundraiser and it is hoped that as well as raising money for charity, the event will promote English wines. Participants, who purchase wine from participating vineyards are encouraged to raise a celebratory glass and share photos on social media between 7pm and 8pm on Saturday April 3. More information can be found at on the Great British Wine website here.
Great British Wine is also organising an English wine-themed raffle as part of the fundraising initiative. Details of the prizes available can be found by clicking here . Raffle tickets cost a minimum of £10 and there will be a live prize draw on Instagram from 8pm on April 3.