Cornwall’s only organic vineyard has become one of only two British producers to win a global award for red wine.
Trevibban Mill and Orchards, near Padstow, won silver for its Black Ewe Red at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC), which saw 120 medals awarded to UK winemakers.
Only one other British wine producer brought home an award for red wine. An IWC spokesman said: “While native winemakers have tended to favour white or sparkling wines, this year a pair of shining silver medals were awarded to English red wines: Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Noir 2014 and Trevibban Mill Black Ewe Red 2014.”
Since opening the winery, tasting room and shop 12 months ago, the husband-and-wife team behind Trevibban, Liz and Engin Mumcuoglu, have won accolades for seven of their wines, including one gold, three silver and nine bronzes.
In June last year they beat more than 900 wines from 20 countries to win silver at the International Organic Wine Awards (IOWA), becoming only the third wine producer in the UK to be recognised since the competition began.
After the vineyard’s performance at this year’s IWC competition, Engin Mumcuoglu said it was a “great honour” to be one of only two British vineyards recognised for red wine, adding: “What a great way to celebrate our first year in operation.
“It’s tough to produce in the UK — especially using only organic methods — and we are immensely proud; a big thanks to all our staff and customers who supported us throughout first year trading.”