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It has been a fantastic year at the Winbirri Vineyards in Surlingham, Norwich. We get quite used to receiving the notifications of how well they have done at the annual wine awards. This year is a special year as the Bacchus won the Wine of the Year Award with another Gold Medal, the third in 3 years. Also Lee Dyer, the wine maker was disappointed as he did not quite make the the top 3 wine makers in the country but that surely is only a matter of time!
The award winning Bacchus is now available through the Warlingham Wines web site and all this success has caused a few changes at the vineyard, especially with labelling to make sure people get the right wine.
Warlingham Wines will be offering the introductory case throughout October but only on the web site, This comes with a discount and free delivery and can be found at
The main change is to the labelling of the Bacchus wines, these are now listed as two wines, the Award wining Wine of the Year is now simply the Winbirri Bacchus and can be found at: Winbirri Bacchus The other Bacchus is now the Bacchus Reserve and it has been aged an additional year to give this wine fantastic depth and character. This can be found at Winbirri Bacchus Reserve
There have been some other important changes to the wines, mainly due to it being a very good year in Norfolk for growing grapes, The Pinot Noir continues to be a great wine, a bit heavier than the Burgundy version. The Insignia (Red Blend) is a bigger wine this year, last years offering had great flavour but was quite light.
Lee is working hard to introduce new and exciting wines and I had a taste of the new Winbirri ‘Signature’ and what a great wine. Still under wraps but I can report a great fruity nose which follows onto the palate, still not ready for bottling but this will be fantastic when it is released so what this space.
Finally we are into the picking season so if you would be interested in spending a day in the vines picking grapes please let me e-mail me for details at firstname.lastname@example.org, its a great day and you are rewarded with free food, wine and meeting the most amazing people who love their wine.
have a great week and we shall see what we have for next week, is it too early to mention the C word!