Gold first for Camel Valley

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A Cornish wine maker has won gold medals in two international wine competitions.

The family-run Camel Valley Vineyard, near Bodmin, won first prize at the International Wine Challenge for its Bacchus 2007 wine. It is the first time that Camel Valley has won a medal for a non-sparkling white wine. Its sparkling wine triumphed as well, however, winning gold in the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Delighted winemaker Sam Lindo said: “We’re paralysed with excitement, it’s more than we could have hoped for. There’s been a lot of stuff in the press about British sparkling wines, but this shows we can do it with still wines as well.”