IWSC 2023 – Trophy Winner – Raimes Classic 2018. The IWSC trophy winners are selected following an additional blind tasting of all Gold medal-winning wines by the IWSC Judging Committee. They represent the ultimate accolade and are awarded to the finest wines.
The Real Review Top Wineries of Great Britain – Raimes is named one of the Real Review Top Wineries of Great Britain 2023, the third year running to make this prestigious list, making Raimes one of the top 14% of Britain’s wine producers.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 – Gold Medal 95 points “Orchard characters on the very elegant nose, good concentration on the palate with crisp citrus and bready notes. Long, elegant finish and division of structural power”.
IWSC 2023 – Gold Medal 95 points Raimes Classic 2018 “A light, youthful and delicate nose with fresh zest of lemon and lime. The palate is particularly elegant with great acidity and lots of secondary aromas of toast. Offers excellent balance and a pleasingly long finish”.
IWC International Wine Challenge 2023 – Gold Medal 95 points Raimes Vintage Rose 2018 “Attractive mousse with soft strawberry fruit balancing lemon freshness and a hint of orchard blossom. Complex and well made with a lingering finish”.
Augusta featured on ITV – James Martin’s Saturday Morning talking about the farm and wines with James. The Classic 2018 was a perfect compliment to a smoked haddock omelette Arnold Bennett. James said “This Classic is totally delicious, and taking the sparkling wine world by storm, and what’s really great about it is, that its local.”
The Real Review 2022 – Top 20 Wineries of Great Britain. The Top Wineries certificate is awarded to a select group of wineries that consistently produce excellent wine. This year we climbed to No. 12 in the list. We are thrilled to be among these outstanding producers and proud that Raimes has been recognised for two years running.
Raimes English Sparkling: New Vineyard Maturation, Storage and Tasting Facility. The main aim of the project being to provide a new vineyard building as a dedicated space for maturation and storage of wine and a purpose-built wine tasting room. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Europe investing in rural areas
Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022 – Silver Medal Raimes Vintage Rose 2018 “Red berry fruits, strawberry shortcake, cranberry, watermelon and red roses aromas. Creamy, strawberry, raspberry and pastry flavours”
The Wine Society Wine Champions 2022 – Raimes Classic 2018 “A 2022 Wine Champion, this is an elegant, refreshing fizz from Hampshire, with fresh acidity, notes of apples, lemon verbena and biscuits. ‘This has a touch of class remarked Sebastian Payne MW during our blind tastings’.”
Wine GB Awards 2022 – Silver Medal Raimes Blanc de Noirs 2018. Silver Medal Raimes Classic 2018. Bronze Medal Raimes Demi-Sec 2017
International Wine Challenge IWC 2022 – Silver Medal Blanc de Noirs 2018 “Elegant and complex with integrated acidity and a touch of nuts and almonds. Intense palate of bread crust notes coupled with red berried fruit” Bronze Medal Classic 2018 “Elegant nose, green apples, hay, lemon notes with a fine mousse”.
London Wine Competition 2022 – Silver Medal Classic 2018 “Fresh Aromas of green lime, ripe apple, pear, with some smoky roasted hints. Good complexity, bright acidity, and a balanced long finish”
Decanter Magazine Review by Silvia Wu – Raimes Demi Sec 92 points “A Charming beautifully poised demi-sec sparkler from Raimes of South Downs. Bruised apple over a savoury tone of yeast. Partial ageing in oak followed by 42 months on lees gave the 2017 vintage a concentrated, textured palate of red apple, brioche and umami… The well-balanced red fruit sweetness comes from 34 g/l of sugar offset by 10g/l of acid with more weight and hazelnuts on the finish. Moreish and long.”
Sustainable Wines of Great Britain – certified as a sustainably managed vineyard by SWGB – December 2021
Tim Atkin MW England 2021 Special Report – Best Value Sparkling Wine of the Year – Raimes Classic 2015
The Real Review 2021 Top Wineries of Great Britain – Raimes English Sparkling named 15 in the Top 20 – October 2021
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 – Silver Medal and 93 points. Blanc de Blancs 2016. “Bright, fresh and inviting citrus and green apple aromatics Precise acids with yeasty undertones and an assured finish.
Wine GB Awards 2021 – Silver Medal. Blanc de Blancs 2016.
International Wine Challenge 2021 – Gold Medal. 95 points Classic 2015 “A delicious, appetising nose full of bruised apple and yellow citrus fruit and lemon. Crusty bread on a complex palate layered with flavour, long and bright finish”. And, Commended. Blanc de Blancs 2016.
Glass of Bubbly awards 2020 – Gold Medal & Trophy Winner, Zesty and Zingy Category. Classic 2015.
Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships – Silver Medal. Blanc de Noirs 2016.
WineGB awards 2020 – Gold Medal. Classic 2015. Judges Susie Barrie MW, Oz Clarke MBE and Rebecca Palmer.
International Wine Challenge 2020 – Silver Medal. 93 points. “Gold and pink hue, cherry and almond. Creamy palate with good complexity and a crisp finish.” Vintage Rose 2015.
Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019 – Gold Medal & Trophy Winner, Summer Days Category. Vintage Rose 2015.
London Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Medal. Classic 2014.
International Wine Challenge 2019 – Gold Medal. 95 points. “Vibrating, fresh core, with lemon verbena, asian pear, chalky mineralogy. Amazing drive and energy throughout the very long finish.” Classic 2014.
Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018 – Gold Medal and Trophy Winner, Zesty and Zingy. Classic 2014
Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018 – Silver Medal, Zesty and Zingy. Blanc de Noirs 2015.
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.”