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English & Welsh wines
English Wine Intro

We are proud suppliers of over
50 vineyards from over 23
countries in England and Wales.

Proud to support English
and Welsh winemakers

Every major wine competition
throws up more gold medals for
English wines, and yet our native
winemakers are so ambitious, they
are determined to do better still.

At Waitrose, we love the thrill of discovering
new and wonderful English & Welsh
wines, not just from the big, established
winemakers but also from smaller boutique
wineries and new start-ups.

Becky Hull MW

Waitrose Wine Buyer

Becky Intro

Try one of our exceptional new wines

English Wine Intro

Home-grown
sparkling success

We were the first supermarket
to plant a vineyard and after four
years in the making 2011 saw the
first vintage of Leckford Estate.

Since that historic first release, our
dedicated Partners at Leckford work
hard each year nurturing vines and
harvesting grapes. And after working so
hard we don't put our precious crop into
anyone's hands. The talented team at
Ridgeview do a fantastic job in creating
an excellent quality English fizz. What
can else can we say, we're absolutely
thrilled with the results.

Buy Leckford
English Did You Know

Did you know
an Englishman
"invented"
Champagne?

In 1662 born in Gloucestershire, presented a paper to the Royal Society in London that first documented the process of making sparkling wines as we know it today ­­– 30 years before the technique was discovered in Champagne.

Top 5 English wines as voted by you

Nyetimber Classic
Cuvee NV

West Sussex, England

"As featured in Jane MacQuitty's
Top 100 Wines - The Times"

Pride of place must be given to Nyetimber -
our bestselling English sparkling wine, one of
the most internationally acclaimed English
sparkling wines, they have triumphed against
top-flight Champagnes and even the most
experienced tasters have mistaken their wines
for serious Champagne. Meticulous in the
extreme, their chief winemaker, Cherie Spriggs,
made headlines in 2012 when she declared the
vintage not up to scratch and therefore they
would not be making a wine that year.

Buy Nyetimber

Chapel Down
Vintage Reserve

Kent, England

Proud suppliers to No.10 Downing
Street, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey
and the Boat Race, Chapel Down is also
making waves in the US and can even
be found on the smartest wine lists of
Paris. One of England's most recognised
and celebrated wine brands, their
exceptional sparkling wine is hugely
popular.

Buy Chapel Down

Camel Valley Bacchus

Cornwall, England

Ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his son Sam
have been making exquisite wines in
Cornwall's beautiful Camel Valley since
1989. Such is their dedication that their
wines have won a huge collection of
medals on the international stage
leading to a huge amount of affection
and respect, even from local sparkling
wine producers.

Buy Camel Valley

Ridgeview Bloomsbury

East Sussex, England

Founded in 1994 by the late Mike
Roberts and his wife Chris, Ridgeview
have had huge success on the
international stage. Adored by the
critics, Ridgeview Bloomsbury is made
with the classic Champagne triumverate
of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot
Meunier. Lively, bright and very moreish,
it is a fabulous celebration fizz.

Buy Ridgeway Bloomsbury

Leckford Estate Brut

Hampshire, England

Last, but certainly not least, is our very
own sparkling wine. Leckford Estate is
made with the holy trinity of grapes used
for traditional Champagne: Chardonnay,
Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It is aged for
a minimum of 18 months resting on its lees,
which adds notes of toasted brioche and
hazelnuts to the array of bright citrus,
apple and white peach flavours.

Buy Leckford Estate

The UK Wine Awards is the national
competition for wine produced from grapes
grown in England and Wales.

The wines were judged by 12 top wine experts who encompass all fields
of the world of wine: writers and broadcasters to those at the sharp
end of wine buying for retailers and restaurants; wine merchants and a
wine technologist. A tough jury including our very own Becky Hull MW

Rebecca Hull MW, English Wine Buyer at Waitrose and one of the UK Wine Awards judges,
commented, “Waitrose have been stalwart supporters of English and Welsh wines for
many years now, and we see customer demand for them growing year upon year. These
wines are world class and the Awards will certainly serve to highlight some of the gems
produced on our own doorstep. We’re really proud of our support of this exciting and
growing industry.”

Becky Hull MW

Waitrose Wine Buyer

Explore a selection of England and Wales' finest vineyards

A Map of the World with the Whisky making regions numbered

Black Dog Hill BN6 8XG

Black Dog Hill near Ditchling on prime South Downs chalkland terroir is a family operation involving three generations, with high ambitions to lead the emergence of boutique, grower-style English sparkling wines.

Blackboys Vineyard TN22 5LT

Blackboys is an award-winning, family-owned vineyard with just two hectares of vines. It is believed to mean ‘black wood’, derived from the soot left by charcoal burners in the woods.

Bluebell Vineyard TN22 3RU

Located in East Sussex, north of the famous Bluebell Railway, this vineyard has many admirers.

Bolney Estate RH17 5NB

Bolney Wine Estate is situated on south-facing sandstone slopes north of Brighton and produce a wide range of red, whites and Rose.

Breaky Bottom Vineyard BN7 3EX

Peter Hall established the vineyard at Breaky Bottom 41 years ago and began producing sparkling wine in 1994

Brightwell Vineyard OX10 8LJ

A triumph from Bob Nielsen at the stunning Brightwell vineyard in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The River Thames runs past the vineyard and the shelter of the nearby Chilterns, North Downs and Cotswolds makes for a unique microclimate, unusually hot and dry.