Renishaw Hall winemaker picks up gold, silver and bronze national awards during English Wine Week 2021

Renishaw winemaker and vineyard consultant Kieron Atkinson is celebrating English Wine Week 2021 by picking up four national accolades in the Wine GB annual awards - including gold, silver and bronze.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 11:29 am
Kieron Atkinson in Renishaw Hall Vineyard c. Jen Miles
Kieron Atkinson in Renishaw Hall Vineyard c. Jen Miles

Kieron, who manages the historic Renishaw Hall vineyard, said: “It’s so exciting to see the confidence that’s building in the industry; the knowledge, skills and assurance that wine makers in our country are showing today is incredible. We’re in a great place to grow our national product to something truly global.”

English Wine Week celebrates all that is great about English wine including events, tours and tastings.

As advocates of the English wine industry, Kieron’s teamed up with experts Oz Clarke and Charlie Womersley and have declared Chardonnay as the grape to future-proof the English wine industry, as they join thousands of others celebrating the country’s superb and diverse range of wines, during English Wine Week, June 19 to 27, 2021.

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The trio discussed the huge steps the country has made in wine production in the past decade, leading with the message to buy local and support your local producers. They also celebrated the quality of the still Chardonnays being produced by numerous wine producers across the country.

Oz said: “We're really getting there. The vintages show that England is poised to become one of Europe's most exciting cool climate Chardonnay producers in the next few years.”

Charlie added: “It is a fascinating journey finding out about the massive diversity of English wine - from Newcastle to the Lizard Peninsula. The passion, commitment and hard work all seem to be paying off for this relatively young trade, and the wines are lovely too!”