Would you serve English ‘champagne’ at your wedding?

Kate Spicer writing in The Times: Everyone knows about the virtues of English wines these days. Anyone who doesn’t probably wouldn’t pass the citizenship test. Even connoisseurs, and not just the worthy ones, only serve English sparkling at weddings now: Nyetimber, Camel Valley, Chapel Down and Ridgeview are all good toasters.

We would like to add our own Pheasants Ridge Brut to this list. We have put a lot of work into this vineyard over the last few years and, after three good harvests, we have now got over 7500 bottles of the sparkling in stock. We are currently selling wine from grapes picked in 2009 and it’s absolutely delicious.

Tasting is believing though. Do please try the wine in either of our restaurants, or buy a bottle to take away. Bottles may also be bought from our local village shop, The Hambleden Stores. If you do subsequently decide to buy in case lots, the wine is available at £15 per bottle.

We would encourage you to collect the wine in person from Pheasants Ridge Vineyard, so you can see where the grapes are actually grown. We will include a framed photograph of the happy couple in the vineyard too. Please contact Michael Gilbey (your photographer!) on 01491 573202 or 07747 035157 to make an appointment.

All profits from the vineyard go towards the care and maintenance of our rather large local church. If you are also getting married there … well, it’s a must!