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Camel Valley triple trophy win

Published:  23 July, 2008

Camel Valley Vineyard in Bodmin, Cornwall, was the big winner at the 2007 English and Welsh Wine of the Year competition.

Sam Lindo was named winemaker of the year, and his Cornwall' Pinot Noir Ros 2004 won wine of the year as well as the best sparkling wine.

Judged by six Masters of Wine, headed by chairman Patricia Stefanowicz, this year's competition had a record 209 wines, of which 142 gained an award, including 8 gold medals.

Chapel Down Winery in Tenterden, Kent, was the other multiple winner, taking best single varietal wine and best wine outside of the 2006 vintage for its Bacchus Reserve 2005.

Two first-time entrants to the competition also won trophies: Polgoon Vineyard, near Penzance won best ros, and the Walled Garden White 2005 from Ickworth Vineyard in Suffolk won best small production wine.

Other winners include:

Best wine of 2006 - Astley Vineyard Severn Vale 2006

Best red - Sandhurst Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004

Best wine produced in commercial quantities - Denbies Redlands 2004

Best oaked white - Wickham Vineyard Special Release Fum 2006

Best unchaptalised wine - Wroxeter Roman Vineyard's Madeline Angevine 2005

Best presentation - Pebblebed Vineyard Ros 2006