English wines are back in the spotlight on the WineGB Pavilion (DB26) at next week’s London Wine Fair, with first-time producers exhibiting alongside others returning after a successful show last year.

Classic method sparkling wines to Charmat, still wines and canned aromatic spritzers will all be on show, reflecting the scope of quality winemaking and innovation for which the UK is justly earning a world-class reputation. Producers from different wine regions in England will be taking part.

New to the Fair will be:
Artelium, Sussex – current holders of the WineGB Awards Supreme Champion, this Sussex producer has earned a reputation for award-winning wines since their label was released
Bluebell Vineyard, Sussex – their Hindleap traditional method sparkling range along with Ashdown still wines will be on show, including the only commercially-produced Chasselas in the UK
Court Garden, Sussex – family-owned and –run still and sparkling producer from Sussex
Everflyht, Sussex – a single estate vineyard near Ditchling Beacon producing traditional method sparkling wines from the classic sparkling grape varieties of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay
Defined Wine – award-winning contract winemaker, showing a number of the brand names they are producing, sparkling and still, including Heppington, Meophams, Shotley and Yotes Court
Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire – Winemaker Clive Vickers will be on the stand, showing still white and red wines together with some of their classic method sparkling wines
MDCV (Silverhand Estate), Kent – Producers of Charmat method sparkling wines from their vineyards from across the South East
Sandridge Barton, Devon – now the home of Sharpham wines. Consistent Award-winners, producers of still and sparkling as well as more experimental wine styles

Making a return to the Fair are
Denbies, Surrey – this is a welcome return to the Fair for one of England’s largest vineyards after several years. The wine estate will be showcasing some of their latest releases of still and sparkling wines, with head Winemaker John Worontschak available on their stand from 1pm on each of the days of the fair. They will be showing some of their newer wines including their orange Solaris, still Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as classic method sparkling
House Coren, Sussex – who made their debut last year showing their sparkling wine produced by Charmat method. This year they will also be showing their recently-released 100% Pinot Noir sparkling Charmat rosé
The Uncommon – Certified B Corp producers of canned wine company from grapes sourced across southern England are back to showcase their range of bubbly and spritzer canned wines

The WineGB Pavilion this year will be centrally located in the Hall and also include a WineGB desk and meeting point, and much of the WineGB team present on the stand across the three days.

“We are delighted to have such a great line up of wines and producers from around the country on the WineGB stand this year,” comments Simon Thorpe MW, WineGB’s CEO. “This will be a great showcase of talent and quality that illustrates the modern industry of Great Britain. It’s a great privilege to be working with all the producers on the Pavilion and helping to put a spotlight on them to the many UK wine trade visitors we are looking forward to seeing.”

Notes to editors:

For further information please contact Julia Trustram Eve, tel: 07775 760451 or email julia@winegb.co.uk

If you would like to interview Simon Thorpe, or any of the producers please contact Julia.