Wines We Love
Given England’s current infatuation with the grape variety Bacchus, and East Anglia’s reputation for making quality wines from the ripest grapes, it stands to reason that some of their best wines are getting a fair bit of attention right now. From English Country Garden to Tropical Paradise vibes – here are the East Anglian Bacchus’ to have on your radar.
Toppesfield Bacchus Reserve
Firstly, Toppesfield is a small brand with a modern feel. A clean approach to their wine focuses on gooseberry, nettle and elderflower notes. The heart of the business is their luxury on site accommodation, a contemporary house situated beside the peaceful vineyard. Expect a crisp, dry, fruity wine with a refreshingly long finish.
Bardfield Vineyard Anne of Cleves
Secondly, Bardfield Vineyard. Over generations, Bardfield Vineyard has evolved from an assuming arable farm, to an idyllic wedding venue and bed and breakfast providing vineyard tours and running a mental health project from the garden. The Anne of Cleves is a round and soft example of Bacchus with delicate pear on the palate, and a fresh mouthfeel. A real limited edition wine, but this only adds to its appeal.
Giffords Hall Bacchus
Thirdly, Giffords Hall Bacchus. Developed by English wine pioneer Guy Howard, Giffords Hall offers a beautiful Bacchus. Think full fresh aromas of punchy green fruit, hedgerow and elderflower – plus, a hint of lychee, bringing in those sought-after tropical notes. The family-run vineyard concentrates on producing top quality fruit and desirable boutique wines. This Bacchus is a winner in our eyes.
The East Anglian Bacchus OG, Winbirri Bacchus has a real cult following. Encapsulating the tropical paradise style of Bacchus, this one has all your favourite flavours, like grapefruit, passion fruit and floral notes. All irresistibly presented with a clean, crisp finish. Great for effortless summer drinks.