The second disgorgement of our Classic blend 2014 vintage is released. Disgorged in January 2018 with a dosage of 7g/l it goes on to win a GOLD medal at the IWC 2019 and Gold Medal and Trophy Winner at the Glass of Bubbly Awards. What a fantastic wine! Also very pleasing, the Blanc de Noirs 2015 picks up a Silver Medal too. Both these wines can be purchased online through our website.
Harvest is one to remember. An exceptional year both in yield and quality. Watch out for 2018 vintage in about 3 years time, it is going to be incredibly exciting.
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)