Oenophiles rejoice! – Davenport est arrive (almost!)

Posted: April 8, 2014 in rotherfield, Wine
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Horsmonden Dry 2013 vintage

Horsmonden Dry 2013 vintage

At last news on last years efforts. Very soon Rotherfields finest will be on sale. Those back breaking 10 hour days grape-picking last year look to have finally borne fruit (ed pun intended). Coming home stinking of grape juice with pruned up and secateur notched fingers not to mention trench foot look to be well worth it.

Davenport vineyards is a small family concern based in Sussex with vineyards there and in Kent and run by a fantastic bunch of enthusiastic winemakers. For the past 20 or so years they have been making organic dry whites, sparkling wines, occasional Pinot Noir reds and this year possibly a Rose. Featured in the latest (7th edition) World Atlas of Wine they have won plenty of World Wine awards and their products are well worth a try if you want proof that the English can produce more than just fizz.  It was a sheer pleasure to help out last year picking about 25 metric tonnes of Siegerebe, Ortega, Bacchus, Huxelrebe, Pinot Noir, Auxerois, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.  If you’ll forgive my own enthusiasm, I can’t wait to give this a right old go! 

Website – http://www.davenportvineyards.co.uk/news.html

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Comments
  1. Tara Blackwell says:

    Good Old Go don’t you mean! Me too! Can’t wait! xxxx

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