Sutton Ridge Dewdown Yeo Valley Sparkling

£24.99

Dry sparkling white wine, 75cl. Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir blend from Somerset, England. 11.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegans.

Name: Luke and Hannah Ford

Vineyard: Sutton Ridge Vineyard

When did you plant your vineyard? In 2011 we planted 1750 vines with an additional 200 vines planted this spring

What grapes do you grow?

Regent – Red variety used in our rose

Pinot Noir – Red variety – two different clones, one more suited to sparkling and another more suited to still red

Phoenix – White variety used in our rose

Bacchus – used in our 100% bacchus white wine

Seyval Blanc – White variety used for sparkling

What made you chose those grape varieties to plant?

Wines that we felt best suited our site and the styles of wine we wanted to produce.

What is the most challenging thing about owning a vineyard?

Not worrying about the weather as there is nothing you can do about it!

What do you find most rewarding about growing vines and making wine?

Spending time in the vineyard tending the vines with my family

How do you see the English wine industry in the next 10 years?

Traditional Method Sparkling wines have been the flagship style that has got England noticed, but I see still wines and in particular reds making a big impact in future.

Favourite food and wine match?

Bacchus with grilled asparagus, Somerset goats cheese and Somerset Charcuterie.

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Dry sparkling white wine, 75cl. Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir blend from Somerset, England. 11.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegans.