In case you thought Valentine's Day was the only reason to celebrate with a delicious glass of wine in February, we've got great news. February 18th is National Drink Wine Day - and in honour of the occasion, we've brought together a list of award-winning, inspiring and new discoveries from across the UK.
The British wine industry is going from strength to strength, with a cool climate helping the vines ripen over a longer period. There are over 500 vineyards in England and Wales, and many of them are creating internationally award winning wines.
Fertile soil and gorgeous sunshine have helped Cornwall to build a reputation for delicious home-grown produce and culinary delights. No wonder, then, that it is also home to some award-winning wines, including the 2016 World Champion, Camel Valley.
Camel Valley are also producers of some of the finest British Fizz. Their 2013 Pinot Noir Rose Brut won gold at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships, so it will come as no surprise that British Fizz is growing in reputation and has been acknowledged by some experts to be better than Champagne. You have a great opportunity to try Camel Valley's prize winner when you stay at Deerpark - it's the fizz in our Fizz and Chocolates!
We are proud to support the local industry, wherever we are based. Deerpark's General Manager, Stuart, recently caught up with Sam Lindo, Camel Valley Winemaker and Chairman of the UK Vineyard Association, to discover more about the growth of British Fizz.