2012 UKVA Awards Announced!

June 27th, 2012

English Oak vineyard are proud to announce that our Englemann bottle has been voted runner up in the annual competition run by by the UK Vineyards Association to recognise the best dressed bottle of English Wine.

The competition winner was a still wine from a vineyard in Cornwall, so I guess that officially makes Engelmann the best dressed sparkling wine in the UK!?

Congratulations and thanks go to Brook, Matt and all at Southampton based ‘Three Men and a Suit’ design studio, who have been providing us with this type of cutting edge, award winning design work for over 20 years now. Sparkling work guys!

Engelmann was also awarded a Bronze medal in the annual judging of English and Welsh wines, judged by a panel of industry experts at the same event and our Chinkapin Rose and San Gabriel Blancs de Blanc were both awarded silver medals, placing us alongside some of the best sparkling wines available in the UK. Now where to place those coveted award stickers on the bottle without ruining that carefully crafted design?………..

As this was our first vintage, from a new start vineyard, we are as you can imagine, very proud of the achievements of everyone involved and our special thanks go to Dermot Sugrue our winemaker.

Add to this, the fact that English Oak sparkling wine now features on the wine list of many of Hampshire and Dorset’s most prestigious Hotels and Restaurants along with outlets in London and it’s safe to say that things are going very well.


Now we just need some sunshine and a little less rain to ensure a superb 2012 vintage……….


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