Wine time

The climate in Cornwall is perfect for wine growing and our Cornish vineyards produce many award winning tipples. Here’s five of our favourite wineries:

Camel Valley: Camel Valley have been producing award-winning, world-class wines in a beautiful corner of Cornwall since 1989. What is it that makes their wines so good? It’s really quite simple – an idyllic setting on sun-drenched slopes near the famous Camel River, excellent grapes that perfectly suit the soil and climate, a respect for traditional vineyard practices combined with a modern approach to wine making and, most importantly, a passion for creating wines that provide pure pleasure…

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Polgoon: Polgoon is dedicated to producing artisan Cornish ciders, wines and juices on its farm in Cornwall. Why not visit them in Penzance for a vineyard tour and tasting? Take a look at the new range of Cornish hampers, and visit the shop and deli, the perfect place to pick up a picnic of local Cornish produce on your way to The Minack Theatre.

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Bosue Vineyard Grapes

Bosue Vineyard Grapes © Bosue Vineyard

Bosue: Owned and run by Paul and Liz Sibley, Bosue Vineyard is situated just outside St. Ewe, near St. Austell on the south coast of Cornwall. The south facing slopes and mild Cornish climate perfectly suit the varieties of Rondo, Regent, Phoenix and Orion Grapes. There’s been a farm at Bosue for hundreds of years (the name Bosue in Cornish means “house of Ewe” – perhaps refering to the Saint Ewe?) St Ewe is situated about two miles inland from the fishing village and harbour of Mevagissey, south of St Austell and to the east side of the Roseland Peninsula. Bosue Vineyard is located approximately one mile North of St. Ewe village and close by are the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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Polmassic's undercover picnic area complete with indoor vines!

Polmassic’s undercover picnic area complete with indoor vines! © Polmassic

Polmassic: Nick and Jo West and family, the new owners of Polmassick vineyard, welcome you to visit the winery and “cellar door” to sample the 2012 vintage of white and rosé wines. As Cornwall’s “oldest” vineyard, planted in 1978, Nick and Jo are undertaking extensive replanting of new varieties of vines to replace some of the existing “tired” vines. Unfortunately they will not be ready to do vineyard tours until the 2014 season. Polmassic can offer you wine by the glass during opening hours in a sheltered and peaceful wine garden, sitting amongst our indoor vines. Bring a picnic! Off-licence sales are available at all times throughout the year, and there is a free car park, no admission charge and dogs are welcome on a lead.

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© Knightor Winery

Knightor: Knightor is both a winery making premium still and sparkling English wines, and a fresh produce restaurant that prepares and serves deliciously tempting menus made using local ingredients. They’re based around a pretty courtyard of granite house and barns above St Austell Bay. With both accommodation in the manor house and a civil ceremonies license, they can also cater for weddings and private parties. Visitors are equally welcome for just a coffee or a snack, but alternatively, winery tours can be combined with lunch or dinner for a unique experience. Open any day by prior arrangement for larger parties of ten or more.

To celebrate 50 years of Cornish Traditional Cottages we are giving away 50 bottles of Knightor sparkling wine through various giveaways. To be in with a chance of winning a bottle, visit this link and enter the latest competition! There will be a new chance to win every fortnight.

There are loads of great cottages available through Cornish Traditional Cottages, and you can click here to see the latest special offers!

 

 

 

 

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