Spent too long flirting with French or Italian wines? It's time to show some love for the best English wines out there! The English wine industry has made some major moves recently, and is now giving a tough competition to its foreign counterparts. So, what better way to soak up the sun this summer than with a glass of the finest English wine?
Get ready to be wowed by our handpicked English wine selection. We've got everything from crisp whites to bold reds to suit all your sipping needs. Whether you're after a still wine or a sparkling wine, something to pair with an outdoor feast or a sweet treat to cap off your meal, we've got you covered. So, let's raise a glass and get tasting - these bottles are sure to steal the show at any summer gathering.
Heppington Pinot Gris - as beautiful as it is delicious, especially with seafood
Fish need a partner in crime and we're pretty sure we found it. The Heppington Pinot Gris is a white wine that hails from the Heppington Vineyard in Kent, South East England. With its delicate aroma of orchard fruits, its smooth mid-palate and its elegant acidity, this crisp and zesty white wine provides a delightful drinking experience that makes every meal feel like a fancy occasion. Go ahead and indulge in all the seafood you want, this wine's refreshing taste is a perfect complement to any oceanic dish you crave.
Serve up this beverage slightly chilled to tantalise those taste buds. But wait, there's more - as it warms up, the flavours become more complex, making it the ultimate al fresco dining companion. So, sit back, sip, and savour every delicious moment.
Folc Rosé - a sustainably produced English Rosé
Stop the presses - we've got a bottle that's more than just a pretty face. This baby packs a subtle punch of sweetness and a refreshing finish that'll keep you coming back for more. The Folc Rosé is a light and refreshing English rosé wine with vibrant aromas of wild raspberry, elderflower, and pink grapefruit, with a palate of English strawberries and cream balanced by floral notes. With its delicate sweetness and a freshness that lasts beyond the final sip, it's no wonder this beautiful bottle blew us away from the first glance!
Not only does this bottle make the ideal aperitif, to be enjoyed on its own, but it also pairs perfectly with dessert dishes such as fruit tarts or panna cotta. Its subtle sweetness makes it a great accompaniment to these sweet treats, so get your happy hour on with this subtle sweetness that's perfect for summer nights. Did we also mention that it won bronze in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021?
Winbirri Signature Red - the 'Norfolk Rioja'
The Winbirri Signature Red is a uniquely hand picked blend of Dornfelder grapes, lovingly aged in American Oak barrels for 18 months to bring out the perfect blend of rich plum and dark berry flavours. And if that wasn't enough to grab your attention, this bold red also packs a spicy punch of coffee and blackberries.
Don't miss out on this complex and majestic wine that will never fail to impress.
It's also an excellent accompaniment to cheese or any hearty red meat dish, so pour yourself a glass and let it be the perfect companion to your outdoor barbeque or picnic spread.
Chapel Down Brut - unbeatable English sparkling wines for celebrations
This classic English sparkling wine is about to become your new celebration go-to, that's if it isn't already. Crafted by award-winning English wine producers, this heavenly beverage is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Blanc grapes, boasting delicious aromas of red apple, lemongrass, and freshly baked bread. With hints of strawberry and quince on the palate, the only thing more impressive than its flavours is the reaction it'll ignite from your guests.
With its lightness and fine, persistent bubbles, it makes for an ideal accompaniment to pasta or fish dishes. Alternatively, enjoy this delicious English sparkling wine as the sun goes down on a warm evening. There's a reason this tipple is a favourite among some of the UK's most celebrated chefs and sommeliers - it's just so hard to beat.
Ancre Hill Estates Blanc De Noirs - the Welsh star
The Anchor Hill Estates Blanc De Noirs is a sophisticated, smooth, and complex sparkling wine. This small Welsh producer is an undiscovered gem, but this bottle will make you take notice.
Get ready to experience the wild Terroir of Ancre Hill's ancient mudstone and sandstone soils. Their wines are a true expression of the land, with no meddling in the winemaking process. After spending over 12 months in barrels, concrete eggs, and stainless steel, the base wine is ready to blow your taste buds away. Natural flavours galore! Plus, it's also only 10% ABV , which makes this Welsh wine a great alternative to higher-alcohol drinks.
Taste a snippet of The English Vine this summer
Growing grapes and producing wine has been a part of English life for centuries, and the English - British wine industry is going from strength to strength thanks to its high quality wine production. So why not join in on the action and treat yourself or your loved ones to England's finest quality wine selection?
Order wine straight to your door from The English Vine now and find that perfect drop that you'll love sipping all summer long. With a vast range of English wines from some of the most prestigious vineyards in the country, you'll be spoilt for choice. Get ready to uncork and enjoy!
Looking to check out some UK vineyards this year? Read our blog here to find out the best ones to scope out.