Here Are Our Favourite British Wines

Local tipples that'll hold their own against their European peers

Our homegrown wine is going from strength to strength. Tom Gilby counts down his top ten lip-smacking British wines for stocking up your cellar… 

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Good To Quaff: Our Favourite British Wines

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Camel Valley Bachus, North Cornwall

Think Sauvignon Blanc but with even more crispness and energy. Akin to a very good Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé or dry Vouvray. £16.95, camelvalley.com

Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé Brut,
North Cornwall

A party in a glass, so pretty in colour… Think summer meadows and a plate of strawberries. £36, camelvalley.com

Gusbourne Chardonnay Guinevere 2020, Kent

Think Premier Cru Chablis but with enough peach-like flesh to make this a very gluggable mouthful. £35, gusbourne.com

Hambledon Classic Cuvée NV, Hampshire 

From one of our most established vineyards. Top quality sparkling wine, grown on chalk. £33, hambledonvineyard.co.uk

Hundred Hills Preamble 2018, Henley-on-Thames
The result of 100 days of ripening over a long, fair summer, producing wonderful subtlety and vitality. £37.50, hundredhills.wine 

Chapel Down Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2019, Kent

While some might think it’s a touch on the pricey side, this is very, very good. Our answer to White Burgundy. £30, chapeldown.com

Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2014, West Sussex,

A hedonistic, complex and flavoursome bombshell. One of our finest estates and this is its best wine. £46, nyetimber.com

Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs 2018, West Sussex

Rathfinny’s flagship wine, Blanc de Noirs is the product of black skinned grapes, in this case pinot noir. £40.50, rathfinnyestate.com

Simpsons Railway Hill Rosé 2021, Kent

Proof that we can challenge Provence rosé in style, elegance and flavour. A well-made and beautifully pretty pink. £19.50, simpsonswine.com

Stopham Pinot Gris, West Sussex

Slightly off dry with a mesmerising hedgerow, floral scent and beautifully crisp flavour. £16, stophamvineyard.co.uk

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