Camel Valley have just won the trophy for best sparkling wine at the International Wine Challenge which is big news. I wonder if there'll now be a scramble on to find out where they got their grapes from? Their model is a sound one and is the same as most Champagne houses - grow some grapes yourself but then secure your supplies by buying in under longterm contracts. I wonder if a single grape from the valley made it into the wine?
I've never met the Lindos but can't help thinking that the wine business could do with as many people like them as possible - lots of promoting themselves and their brand which would be completely pointless without excellent wines to back them up. I hope that they are sitting in the sunshine enjoying their success but no doubt in reality they will be spraying, canopy managing and generally keeping a winery going.