The Pride of England
With more than 400 vineyards, wines from England and Wales are on a roll. Sparkling wines are proving particularly popular and are regular medal winners. Currently, more than a million bottles are produced each year.
At Waitrose, we truly believe in the principle of supporting our local producers in an industry that's going from strength to strength. We've even planted our own vineyard at the Waitrose farm in Leckford and have successfully launched our first, award-winning sparkling wine.
The majority of vineyards in the UK are focussed in the south-east corner, where the warmer climates and chalky soil make it a particularly good region for sparkling wine production; look out for rising stars from vineyards such as Nyetimber and Ridgeview.