RAIMES launch tours and tastings by appointment and are delighted to join Wine Cellar Door as a visitor-friendly featured vineyard.

“Clean, intense Blanc de Noirs with pear and apple. Crisp balance and good length”.  Thrilled with our Silver Medal at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017.  Biggest medal to date for our new release Blanc de Noirs 2014! (June 2017)

RAIMES is chosen to be the English fizz in stylish Winchester restaurant and cocktail bar Cabinet Rooms.  Barista coffee, home made cakes, local produce, cocktails and a great wine list! Well worth a visit. (June 2017)

“Floral, red apples and a hint of almond”  The latest release from RAIMES is a Blanc de Noirs, a white fizz made from the red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It is made from our grapes harvested by hand in October 2014 and bottle fermented in the traditional method, spending 24 months on the lees which lends the wine more depth and complexity. Floral, red apples and a hint of almond on the nose, fine bubbles, more red apples on the palate and a little redcurrant leading to a zingy finish of citrus that carries to a good length; this elegant 2014 Blanc de Noirs has already won a bronze medal in the UKVA Wine of the Year Awards by a judging panel headed by Oz Clark and Susie Barrie. (June 2017)

Double Bronze Medal success at International Competitions. DWWA The Decanter World Wine Awards and IWSC The International Wine and Spirit Competition have each awarded our 2013 Blanc de Noirs international bronze medals.  We are delighted with our award winning wine. Shame there is so little left! Can’t wait for our 2014 BdN to be ready in June 2017. (May 2017)

A Second Silver Medal! This time awarded by the all new IEWA Independent English Wine Awards celebrating the best of English wine.  Our 2013 Blanc de Noirs was judged to be an excellently crafted, standout wine. (March 2017)

On the Menu We are delighted that RAIMES 2013 Blanc de Noirs is now a permanent listing on the menu at Fat Olives, a charming Michelin Guide 2017 restaurant in a 17thC fisherman’s cottage, on South Street in Emsworth. Serving exceptional modern British food and championing fresh local produce. (February 2017)

RAIMES English Sparkling joins Vineyards of Hampshire becoming the eighth vineyard in this friendly collective alongside Cottonworth, Danebury, Exton Park, Hambledon, Hattingley Valley, Jenkyn Place and Meonhill. Together the group promotes Hampshire’s superb quality sparkling wines and prized terroir to both the wine trade and retail customers, locally and nationally.

RAIMES English Sparkling 2013 Blanc de Noirs wins Silver award in the WVA Wine of the Year Competition.  We are delighted with our silver medal. First competition, very happy. Judges tasting notes: “Lemon sherbet with elegant bready overtones. Youthful. Rich brioche, chalky mineral flavours balanced with citrus.” (December 2016)

RAIMES Launch at Winchester Wine Festival – A wonderful way to launch and even a quick chat with Laura Trant on South Today! We received some lovely comments following the wine festival: “First taste of the first release from local producers Raimes Sparkling last night – what a fresh, fruity & balanced BdN. V moreish!”; “Congratulations to Raimes Sparkling on their Blanc de Noirs launch at Wine Fest Winch. Lovely rounded wine, elegant branding”;  “Congrats on the launch, nicest tasting wine I’ve ever had!”  (November 2016)

Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW taste RAIMES English Sparkling 2013 Blanc de Noirs. It was our absolute pleasure to share bottle no. 2 at home with Peter Richards MW and Susie Barrie MW from BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.   “Fine bubbles; really nice texture and very elegant and stylish. Lovely fresh and well balanced. People will love it, it is very easy drinking with fine bubbles and a lively, spicy and interesting nose”. (November 2016)

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