Fizzfest @ Raimes Sparkling English Sparkling Wine, Sunday 22nd July 2018
Just a quick post to share a few photographs of the superb Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival 2018.
The event was held at Raimes Vineyards, Hinton Ampner, Alresford (opposite Hinton Ampner House). It was excellent opportunity to taste and remind myself of some of the wines that Hampshire has to offer and to bask in the fantastic summer weather.
There were seven vineyards exhibiting, not only Raimes, who were hosting the event this year but also Hambledon Vineyard, Exton Park, Cottonworth Wines, Hattingley Wines, Jenkyn Place and Danebury. There were also some of my favourite food stalls including Jake’s Artisan Foods and Parsonage Farm British Charcuterie.
We were also able to pay a quick visit to have a look at the one of Raimes’ vineyard where their Chardonnay is grown. As long as nothing drastic happens between now and harvest 2018 could be a very good vintage.
A big thank you to all who were involved in making it a very successful day and I can’t think of a better way to spend a few hours on a hot Sunday in July.
In the Vineyard
Robert Raimes in the Vineyard
Chardonnay Grapes in 2018 at Raimes Vineyard
An example of the soil in the vineyard