On May 28th Three Choirs Vineyards were delighted to be one of nine vineyards to take part in a special event showcasing the produce of Bristol’s (and surrounding areas) vineyards. The event was organised by the South West Vineyards Association (SWVA) and it was the first ever Regional Trade Tasting and the first event of its kind outside of London.

100 connoisseurs, experts and industry insiders turned out for the wine tasting which showcased the produce of ourselves, Aldwick Court Farm and Vineyard and Dunleavy from North Somerset, Furleigh Estate from Dorset, Lovells Vineyard from Malvern, Sixteen Ridges from Herefordshire and Oatley Vineyard, Smith & Evans and Wraxall from Somerset.

This was a celebration of English Wine. It’s time for the French vintages and the New World classics to move over, the Brits are coming and we are thrilled to see many of the new breed of English winemakers starting to make their mark.

Over 80 trade representatives signed up to attend the event with many more attending at the last minute through hearing of the event on Twitter. The event was filmed by the Made In Bristol TV Channel and will be screened on June 9. In the evening around 200 members of the public came by to sample the wines with places also available for people interested in local produce and wines to enjoy a seasonal, locally sourced dinner, with local wines chosen to match the food. For more info please read the Bristol Post who reported on the event. 

If you missed this event the SWVA region are holding a similar event in Exeter on 22nd June