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An update from Biddenden

Like all of our tourism colleagues, as of 24th March 2020, due to COVID-19, Biddenden Vineyards, including our shop & vineyard walks, is closed for the foreseeable future. All private tours & open tours are currently suspended, if you have a booking please get in touch with us via email on info@biddendenvineyards.co.uk.
We continue to offer home delivery locally, throughout Kent and the rest of the UK via our online shop, so you can still enjoy a glass of Biddenden from the comfort of your own home or garden.
Trade deliveries also continue.
We hope that all our friends and customers stay well

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 15:30

Vineyard & Winery Suppliers Directory 2020

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The Great British Vineyards Guide 2020

Searchable directory of UK suppliers of vineyard  and winery equipment

 

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 12:30

New release Orpheus Bacchus 2018

One of our most talked about wines to date (and our best Orpheus Bacchus yet!). With glowing reviews from Jancis Robinson, Sally Easton, Susie Barrie and Victoria Moore, the Orpheus Bacchus 2018 is Woodchesters’ finest expression of the Bacchus grape and our premium still white wine. Vinified from Bacchus grapes from our oldest vines, selected to express the characteristics of the Cotswold limestone soils of our Woodchester vineyards and exhibiting the unique varietal character specific to Woodchester, this wine is a ‘beauty’ (Victoria Moore) 

 

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Monday, April 6, 2020 - 14:15

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING THE ENGLISH WINE INDUSTRY

From the obvious collapse of the on-trade and fall in tasting room traffic to the less obvious issues with mobile bottlers, we shed light on the impact of Covid-19 on the English wine industry.

With restaurants, including those within wineries, shut down, wine tourism put on hold, and travel restrictions preventing mobile bottlers and other specialists from carrying out essential winemaking processes, the coronavirus has hit the English wine industry hard.

The UK government has, however, listed food and drink manufacturers as “essential”, meaning that English wineries are allowed to continue

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Monday, April 6, 2020 - 14:00

COVID-19 updates - Woodchester Valley Vineyard

COVID-19 updates here. Please note all tours and tastings until the end of April have now been cancelled. This will be extended further if needed. We will be in touch with all affected bookings.

Free delivery on all case orders! Our Cellar Door might be shut but to make sure everyone is fully stocked over the coming weeks, we’re offering free delivery anywhere in mainland UK on orders of 6 bottles or more. Shop here

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 16:00

When England meets France

Kingscote Store
Kingscote Store

Your chance to enjoy the finest English & French wine

The team at Kingscote Estate would like to introduce you to our wider family at MDCV - a collection of chateaux and vineyards across Sussex, England and Provence, France. 

Introducing our sister vineyards: Chateau de Berne, Chateau des Bertrands, Chateau Saint Roux, Ultimate Provence and Sedlescombe Organic.

We invite you to visit our new online shop, where you can meet our sister vineyards and discover some of the finest expressions of Sussex and Provence wines in either individual or specially selected mixed cases.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:30

A Golden Day for Woodchester Valley

It's Official! Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters Gold Medal Winners

During these unusual and stressful times, it's good to have something to celebrate. WVV are excited to share some fantastic news from the Drinks Business’ March Edition! The 2019 Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters have been formally announced and we're delighted to have won a Gold medal for our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, the only UK produced Sauvignon Blanc to have ever achieved a Gold and one of only 10 wines awarded gold from hundreds of wines entered worldwide.

The Masters competitions are judged blind without reference to country so

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 15:30

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