International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal. 93 points. “Floral with a touch of honeysuckle, fresh lemon fruits with green apple. Balanced and great, really pretty”. Classic 2014
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 – Silver Medal. 93 points. Classic 2014
Sommelier World Wine Awards 2018 – Silver Medal. Galuppo of Theo Randall at the InterContinental enjoyed this wine’s ‘yellow apple and citrus aromas with a fragrant edge, clean acidity, elegant bubbles and creamy, toasty flavours’, while Lime Wood Hotel’s Christopher Parker highlighted ‘elderberries, ripe Granny Smith apples, subtle buttery pastry notes and hints of gooseberry jam’. Classic 2014
London Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal. Classic 2014.
Matthew Jukes (Weekend, Daily Mail) STAR WINE: “I’m rather taken by the 2014 Blanc de Noirs…It’s creamy and welcoming, with a delightful floral nose and a buoyant palate. If only all blanc de noirs were this juicy and enticing.” (March 2018)
Global Sparkling Masters 2017 – Gold Medal. Blanc de Noirs 2014.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 – Silver Medal. “Clean, intense Blanc de Noirs with pear and apple. Crisp balance and good length”. Blanc de Noirs 2014.
UKVA Wine of the Year Awards 2017 – Bronze Medal. Floral, red apples and a hint of almond” Blanc de Noirs 2014.
The Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – Bronze Medal. Blanc de Noirs 2013.
The International Wine and Spirit Competition 2017 – Bronze Medal. Blanc de Noirs 2013.
IEWA Independent English Wine Awards 2017 – Silver Medal – Blanc de Noirs 2013. “An excellently crafted, standout wine”.
WVA Wine of the Year Competition 2016 – Silver Medal. Blanc de Noirs 2013. “Lemon sherbet with elegant bready overtones. Youthful. Rich brioche, chalky mineral flavours balanced with citrus.”
Harvest is soon! We are expecting to pick grapes in the first week of October, which is two weeks earlier than ever before. The fruit is incredible this year, and abundant and we are excited for a truly special vintage. (September 2018)
Raimes Classic is selected as the only English wine at the Marksman, Hackney Road, London sitting alongside a nice grower champagne. We are delighted! (September 2018)
Raimes are excited to host the Vineyards of Hampshire 6th Annual Wine Festival at our field opposite Hinton Ampner House. Read more about it here. FIZZFEST (July 2018)
Raimes 2014 Classic is released. With a fine soft mouse and hint of stone fruit character it is an exceptional wine. (November 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)
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 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)