Updated: Aug 7
Our first wine, Goodworth 2018 Classic Blend Brut, has been awarded PDO, which means we can call it English Quality Sparkling wine. A PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) wine has specific rules on which grape varieties can be used , and also require a technical certification, no faults test and quality taste test.
In The Vineyard
We have been busy leaf stripping in the fruiting zone to expose the grapes to the sun. Bunches are taking shape and looking promising. As always topping, mowing, weeding under the vines and spraying at regular intervals. We had a visit from the Food Standards Agency, who gave us advice on regulations etc. and he was happy with what he saw.
Behind The Scenes
Work is going on developing the website, label design has been finalised and signed off and sent to the printers, opening Facebook and Instagram accounts and learning about how best to manage them. The cellar is being prepared to receive the first 778 bottles in late August/early September. All very exciting!