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WHERE TO BUY RAIMES

The Naked Grape, 20 West Street, Alresford, Hampshire. SO24 9AT.  www.thenakedgrape.co.uk

The Naked Grape, 6 Oak Green, Four Marks, Hampshire. GU34 5HQ.

The Naked Grape,108 High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire. RG17 0NB.

Fareham Wine Cellar, 55 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire. PO16 7AE. www.farehamwinecellar.co.uk

Wine Utopia, 4 St Thomas Street, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 9HE www.wineutopia.co.uk

Wine Utopia, Unit B1 The Foundry, London Road, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 7QG

Wine Utopia, 1-3 High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire. SO20 6EX

Hawkins Bros Fine English Wines, The Courtyard, Secrett’s Farm Shop, Chapel Lane, Milford, Godalming, Surrey. GU8 5HU www.hawkinsbros.co.uk

The Exceptional English Wine Company, Cowdray Park, Easebourne, Midhurst, West Sussex. GU29 0AJ www.theexceptionalenglishwineco.com

 

RESTAURANTS

Fat Olives, Chichester Harbour AONB, 30 South St, Emsworth. PO10 7EH  www.fatolives.co.uk

 

TOURS & TASTINGS

 

Join us for a 4×4 tour of our farm and vineyard followed by a glass of Raimes English Sparkling in our wine tasting barn at the farmyard.  We do our best to accommodate your date and group size and charge £30 for a private group of up to 6 people.

Tours run June – September by appointment and last approximately 1½ hours. Latest start time 7pm.

Please contact us to arrange your tour.  Email info@raimes.co.uk  or call 01962 732120

 

EVENTS

Here are the events we will be attending. Hope to see you there.

Sunday 21st May 2017 – Alresford Watercress Festival, Broad Street, Alresford

Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Tasting at The Corner House, Winchester. 6-8pm

Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2017 – Join us in the vineyard. Come for a Potter. 4-7pm.

Sunday 23rd July 2017 – Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival, Cottonworth Vineyards, Stockbridge. SP11 7JX. TICKETS

Sunday 6th August 2017 – Trout n About, Stockbridge

Saturday 2nd September 2017 – Alresford Agricultural Show, Tichborne Park, Alresford

24&25th November 2017 – Wine Festival Winchester, Guildhall, Winchester

Sunday 10th December 2017 – Hampshire Farmers Market, Winchester

NEWS

“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.  The Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival 2017 is on 23rd July 12-4.30pm at Cottonworth Vine Maze, SP11 7JX. Tickets £10 per person.  Contact 01264 781851. (February 2017)

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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