Awardwinning wine a tasty tipple for turkey

Chafor Wine Estate's Bacchus 2013
Chafor Wine Estate's Bacchus 2013

A new vineyard is celebrating a triumphant first year, after winning two awards.

Chafor Wine Estate, in Gawcott, has been awarded bronze in the International Wine Challenge 2015, just months after winning a silver medal in the Thames & Chilterns Vineyards Association Wine Challenge.

The estate’s Bacchus 2013 was described by the judges as showing “Elderflower and gooseberry on the nose. Good balance of fruit weight and sweetness. A linear style.”

The International Wine Challenge takes place over two weeks in late November and the results of Tranche 1 were announced last week.

Hundreds of IWC judges blind-tasted their way through some 13,000 entries.Only wines scoring more than 85 points received medals.

Wine grower Tim Chafor will be presented with his award at the IWC dinner, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the wine trade, next July at London’s Hilton Park Lane.

Mr Chafor said: “Our Bacchus is a crisp and elegant, food-friendly wine which pairs really nicely with roast turkey at Christmas time.”

“Our winemaker is the world-renowned Ulrich Hoffmann, who also made the wine that was served to the Queen on board the Royal Barge Gloriana during the Jubilee celebrations.”

Chafor Bacchus 2013 is available at The Shop North Marston, Buckingham Garden Centre and Winslow Farmers’ Market.