Vineyard and Attraction Giffords Hall wins East Anglian Wine of the Year 2022
The Spear Trophy for best Sparkling wine with the highest scores across the panel and subsequently winner of the Wine of the Year Trophy was awarded to Giffords Hall Vineyard for their Classic Cuvee 2018 at the East Anglian Wine of the Year Awards 2022, held at Gifford's Hall Vineyard on Friday 19 August.
Rather like the results day for all those leaving school last weekend, Wine GB East members gathered on tenterhooks on Friday at Giffords Hall Vineyard to find out if they had won awards for their wines.
Head judge Tanja Wright MW ran an expert panel of judges and awarded some of the highest marks seen in the Regional WINE GB East competition. With over 50 wines entered 27 were medal winners with over 14 coveted gold medals awarded.
Tanja said: "We are seeing higher and higher quality wines emerging from East Anglia. We need to really make some noise and celebrate the wines from this region."
Linda Howard, owner of Giffords Hall, said:“We are truly delighted with this result. We had a wonderful day with a very exclusive panel of judges including Andy Clark from BBC's Saturday Breakfast, a renowned food and drink judge, also on the panel of the IEWA and the Great British Food awards, also Sarah Thake from Elizabethrose Wines and James Davis MW joined Tanja Wright MW to generously give up their time to preside over Fridays entries."
Toppesfield Vineyard took the best rose award and the best red went to new vineyard, ARK Wines, while the best Bacchus was awarded to Coopers Croft Vineyard near Newmarket. The Guy Howard award for best retailer and promoter was presented to Matt Hodgson of Grape Brittania in Cambridge.
The competition was opened to the public later in the day for a full tasting of all the wines opened during the day and was well attended and enjoyed by many local wine enthusiasts.
If you're looking for a unique experience to enjoy in Bury St Edmunds, book a tour and tasting at this award-winning vineyard!
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