The daffodils are dancing, lambs are skittering about, and the evenings seem decidedly lighter, which can only mean one thing – spring is about to make an entrance.


If you’re looking for some ‘drinkspiration’ to toast the start of the new season, then English wines are the perfect choice to welcome in the warmer weather.


Sauvignon Blanc


The arrival of spring is a great encouragement to get out and about in the fresh air again, and our single servings of Intrepid Fox Sauvignon Blanc make the ideal outdoor companion.


Portably packaged in sealed, unbreakable plastic wine glasses, Intrepid Fox Sauvignon Blanc is easy to carry and convenient for drinking on the go, whether it’s at a concert, picnic or sporting event.


Aromatic with crisp citrus fruit flavours and a steely mineral edge, our Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with grilled fish and other seafood, as well as goats’ cheese. And if you want to plan ahead, why not stock up now for asparagus season, which starts on St George's Day on April 23rd?


Chardonnay


If you’re planning to put on a springtime spread, our Lyme Bay Chardonnay is an excellent choice of English wine because it complements so many different dishes.


A full-bodied, dry wine with subtle buttery flavours and aromas of honey, punctuated by hints of brioche, peach turnover and pineapple, it pairs perfectly with salami, olives, wild mushrooms and truffles, garden tomatoes and basil, fresh cod or monkfish, calamari, butter sauces, roasted white and brown meats, fresh green herbs, ginger, and semi-soft or mildly smoked cheese.


Sparkling Rosé 


For the sweeter-toothed English wine connoisseur, our classy Sparkling Rosé boasts a bright, fruit-driven palate of wild strawberries, pepper and redcurrant with the richness of honey and hints of brioche and almond.


Another great match with fish dishes, it’s a light choice to serve alongside sushi and sashimi, mullet, tuna, tomato-based dishes, full-flavoured duck dishes, charcuterie, and desserts with red fruits.


Pinot Noir


Our Pinot Noir won gold at the 2018 Independent English Wine Awards and is making a name for itself as a powerful but elegant wine.


Balanced layers of vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee beans and cherry give way to blackcurrant and strawberry, layered with toasty oak for a silky smooth finish.


To really mix things up, serve it lightly chilled and match it with stronger tasting dishes such as seared duck breast, salmon or tuna, and bold fruity salads with red berries or pomegranate.


If you are inspired to raise a glass to spring then you can find out more about our full range of English wines and order online here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our friendly team at the winery via email at [email protected] or by calling us on 01297 551355 if you would prefer to order by phone.


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