BOLNEY WINE ESTATE
One of the oldest names in English Wine sponsors the ICCWS
Bolney Wine Estate is one of the oldest names in English wine, established in 1972 and making award-winning wines ever since. Bolney have been awarded a number of medals at International competitions, including a recent Gold Outstanding for their Blanc de Blancs Magnum in the CSWWC. The vineyards at Bolney Wine Estate are predominantly Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, together with a few other varieties that have proved extremely successful over the years.
Sam Linter (daughter of the founders) became Head Winemaker in the mid-1990s, after completing her diploma training at the internationally respected Plumpton College in East Sussex. Sam is a key player in the English Wine industry and is both an official judge for the international Wine & Spirits Competition and Vice Chairman of the United Kingdom Vineyards association. She’s ably supported by fellow Plumpton graduate Liz Garrett, who gained her first English vintage experience at Ridgeview in 2010, followed by vintages in Kefalonia and at Cloudy Bay in New Zealand, and Alexander Rabagliati, who brings invaluable experience from stints in California’s Sonoma County, the Margaret river region in Western Australia and Germany’s Mosel Valley.
Why has Bolney decided to sponsor ICCWS 2016?
Sam Linter commented: ‘Successful English Winemakers have proved that making quality wine in cooler climates is most certainly possible and at Bolney we champion and support that pioneering vision. This symposium is a fantastic opportunity for Wine Estates around the world to share knowledge and help each other create a bright future for cool-climate winemaking. We are very excited to be a part of this and to be able to share our passion.’