Waitrose becomes first supermarket to sell own English wine

Waitrose has this week begun selling the first sparkling wine from its Leckford Estate in Hampshire.

Image: Waitrose
Image: Waitrose

Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, Leckford Estate Brut 2011 was harvested in October 2011 and crafted at Ridgeview Wine Estate in Sussex by award-winning winemakers Mike and Simon Roberts.

Waitrose English Wine Buyer Rebecca Hull MW said: "The team at Ridgeview have done a fantastic job to produce an excellent quality English fizz to be proud of."

Priced at £29.99, the wine will be available in 27 branches, online and from the estate's farm shop.

Bought by the group 75 years ago, The 1,600-hectare Leckford Estate provides a range of produce for Waitrose stores including mushrooms, apples, pears, apple juice and cider.


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