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Camel Valley

Website : www.camelvalley.com

It’s a hands-on job at Camel Valley, whoever you may be: Annie Lindo remains the only person to have pruned her block of 5,000 vines since she and ex-RAF pilot Bob founded this Cornish vineyard in 1989, while son Sam – now winemaker – was given the task of putting all the support canes in at the age of 13, during his summer holidays.

Even Raymond Blanc – the Lindos produce a blanc de noirs rosé specially for Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – has been known to pick grapes at Camel Valley and to load the press (and he also famously cooked a meal with Annie using Camel Valley’s own wild salmon).


The sparkling wines here remain among the finest grown in England, a decade after they first grabbed the headlines by taking on – and often beating – the Champenois in international tasting competitions.

And the Lindos reckon their Darnibole Vineyard is pretty special too: when they first publicised it (taking the name from a field on the deeds of the property), a Google search brought back zero results. Thanks to the success of Camel Valley, that search tally is up to over 1,800 now.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2010 Brut Noir, Camel Valley
    sparkling

    2010 Brut Noir, Camel Valley

    (6x75cl)

    An elegant sparkling wine with a fine filigree mousse, youthful red fruits on the nose, and a light yeasty finish.

  2. 2012 Brut Rosé, Camel Valley
    sparkling

    2012 Brut Rosé, Camel Valley

    (6x75cl)

    A light pink colour, this has classic English pinot character with floral and light strawberry aromas and an elegant palate with great length.

  3. 2012 Brut, Camel Valley
    sparkling

    2012 Brut, Camel Valley

    (6x75cl)

    English sparkling wine with a fresh, bright character and smooth fruit flavours with floral notes.

  4. 2013 Bacchus, Camel Valley
    whitewine

    2013 Bacchus, Camel Valley

    (6x75cl)

    Fresh and grassy on the nose followed by tropical fruit and soft floral flavours.

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