WINEMAKERS from Stockbridge have wowed the experts after scooping a pair of awards at the 2020 Sommelier Wine Awards in London.

Danebury Vineyards won a gold medal and was also awarded the Best Wine by the Glass for their Danebury Reserve 2018.

The vineyard, established in 1988 and nestled in the Hampshire chalk hills, produce three white wines and a sparkling; Madeleine Angevine, Schönburger, the Reserve 2018 and Cossack Brut.

The Danebury Reserve 2018 is a dry white wine made from the four grape varietals grown at the vineyard.

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All the wines have consistently won awards, but now their Danebury Reserve 2018 has achieved the ultimate recognition of a double accolade at the Sommelier Wine Awards.

Caroline Stevens, sales and marketing manager at Danebury Vineyards, said: “I am so proud of this amazing little wine and the team who have made it.

“It took the hot summer of 2019, diligent tending of the vines by our skilful vineyard manager, and the talent of our winemaker to produce this award-winning Reserve.”

The Sommelier Wine Awards is the UK’s only on-trade wine competition. Since the competition started in 2007 it has grown to become the first point of reference for the UK's on-trade wine buyers as well as the main competition for wines trying to increase their presence in hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants across the world.

The judges include leading Sommeliers and Masters of Wine who all serve or buy wine for their venues in the on-trade, or are leading consultants developing wine lists.

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Experts described the wine as “an exuberant nose with a floral component, leading to a palate that's sharp with bright acidity” and “a good wine for the price point, with salinity and grassiness, with notes of lemon peel and candied orange”.

Imbibe magazine, which organises the awards, added: “Any category that manages both a Critics’ Choice and a By the Glass Trophy must be doing something right.”