The General Wine Company had a little visit to Danebury Vineyard (family owned boutique vineyards in Stockbridge) on Tuesday.
We have stocked their wines for sometime but have been too busy to get there for a visit. It was definitely worth the wait. There is no better place to be when the sun is shining than walking through vineyards, that is our idea of heaven! We were warmly welcomed by Caroline & Patrick.
Patrick (Vineyard Manager) gave us the guided tour of the vineyards and the cellar. We were then treated to a fabulous tasting of their range. The winner was definitely the Cossack Sparkling wine which was delish! This sparkling wine is made from the same grapes as the second best selling sparkling in France, Cremant D' Alsace (Auxerrois Blanc and Rulander which is the same as Pinot Gris). The ethos at Danebury is not to follow in the same footsteps as other English vineyards, making Champagne style sparkling, but to be a little unique. It must be noted that their still wines were also fantastic. These wines are made from lesser known grape varieties but do not be fooled, they would stand up to any Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay!