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Lily Farm Bachus 2013 Development

English Regional Wine

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERASilver Medal in the English And Welsh Wine Of The Year Competition 2014

Tasting Note:  Very pale lemon, smoky, greenfruits; light, lively, green apple, fair concentration, spicy, viscous finish.

Alcohol 11% (8.25 units per 75cl bottle)

£10.95 per bottle

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Lily Farm Sparkling Rosé Development

Brut – Quality Sparkling WineMINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Silver Medal in the International Wine Challenge 2014

Tasting NotesLifted strawberry and savoury lees on nose.  Bright clean fruit-driven palate.  Harmonious gentle finish.

Silver Medal in the English And Welsh Wine Of The Year Competition 2013

Tasting Notes:  Pale peach, persistent bubbles and cordon; fresh bread notes, cranberry and strawberry fruit; mouth filling mousse, lively and well defined, fruity but delicate, spicy finish and good length.  Delightful.

Made from our hand picked Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir Precoce grapes using the traditional method and matured on the lees for 22 months before being disgorged.  Perfect for celebration occasions.

Alcohol 12% (9 units per 75cl bottle)                        £24.50 per bottle

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New Year 2012

Dorset Down sheep at Lily Farm Vineyard, March 20124th March 2012:

There are so many jobs around the vineyard at this time of the year and it is true to say that there is never a dull moment at Lily Farm!

Our four Dorset Down ewes lambed in January and the lambs are growing so fast that they will soon be as big as their mothers.

Pruning of the vines and bowing over the new canes is now finished. Whilst a somewhat arduous task the weather has been fantastic. With daily temperatures reaching as high as 16 degrees it certainly feels like the beginning of a new growing season!

We visited Steve at the winery last week to get the first taste of the 2011 vintage. The new red is a particularly exciting prospect, with a natural fermentation at 13.5% volume. This is exceptional for an English red wine and we eagerly await its arrival in time for English Wine Week at the beginning of June.

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Christmas 2011

Lily Farm Vineyard in December 201113 December 2011:

Following one of the warmest Novembers on record our Bacchus vines initially started to grow again after harvesting.  The vine leaves have now changed colour and are falling.  Rondo is bare with Pinot, Bacchus and Seyval following on behind in order of harvest.

We are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m. and we have Red and Rosé wines still available.  A Gift Box of 3 are priced from £26.50, Gift Vouchers for Vineyard Tours are £12 for 2 and £24 for four adults.

Alan and I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have supported us this year, those who helped us pick at harvest time and also to our customers.  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Harvests 2011

Lily Farm Vineyard, east Devon - vines ready to harvest19 October 2011

The year has rushed by and we have now finished harvesting our 4 varieties with the help of our stalwart volunteer pickers.  Thank you.  If we did not call on you this year, we may well call next year.  The quantitiy of grapes, 1.5 tonnes,  was less than last year but the natural sugars were very high.

The shop has kept us busy and sales of all our wines have gone well, the Bacchus 2010 and Red 2010 are now sold out.  We have met visitors, some from around the world who have come to the our vineyard and taken a guided tour.  Our Opening Hours, as we move towards the winter months are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.  If you want to call in at other times, just ring us and we will see what we can do.

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The English & Welsh Wine Of The Year Competition 2011

17th July 2011

Last Tuesday Alan and I attended the House of Lords for The English & Welsh Wine Of The Year Competition 2011 Awards Ceremony.  We were thrilled that our wines had achieved one Silver and three Bronze medals.  This competition, judged by a panel of Masters of Wine, is the only competition run by the UK wine industry for winemakers and we were excited to have been a part of this event.

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The English & Welsh Wine Of The Year Competition 2011

17th July 2011

Last Tuesday Alan and I attended the House of Lords for The English & Welsh Wine Of The Year Competition 2011 Awards Ceremony.  We were thrilled that our wines had achieved one Silver and three Bronze medals.  This competition, judged by a panel of Masters of Wine, is the only competition run by the UK wine industry for winemakers and we were excited to have been a part of this event.

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English Wine Week 2011

New wines from Lily Farm Vineyard, east Devon, for English Wines Week 201128th May – 4th June 2011

We are delighted to announce the release of 3 new wines in time for English Wine Week.  Two Regional Wines, a Red and Rose, and a Quality Wine, Bacchus Dry White.  Free sample tastings are available at the Vineyard.  During this week we are also participating in the Budleigh Salterton Lion’s Gala Week with Guided Tours, at £3 per person, commencing every day at 11.00 am and 2.30 pm.  To book please contact us on 07977 057864. A donation from each booking will be made to Childline, NSPCC.

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Spring Update 2011

Budburst on the vines at Lily Farm Vineyard, east Devon04 April 2011

The vines underwent budburst on 4 April and no wonder, the temperature on our vineyard slopes has been 27C this past week.  Alan and I are both wearing our sunhats and the sheep clearly have a need for a date with the shearer.  We have had our first visitors of the season who came from Sweden and then Switzerland.  Our new wines have been bottled and as soon as we have the results of their post bottling analysis we can complete the labels and get the wine on the shelves.

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Winter Update 2010

Lily Farm Vineyard - vines in winter 2010/1124th February 2011

Alan and I have been busy in the vineyard preparing for the 2011  harvest.  The health of each vine has been assessed and then pruned  accordingly.  All the old wood has been cleared out and then the  new fruiting canes bowed over and tied to the fruiting wires using our  reusable rubber ties.  Alan will shred the old wood, which will be used  as a mulch, when he next mows the grass.  It is one of the biggest and  most important jobs of the year leaving the vineyard looking tidy, but  rather sparse.

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