Whether it is down to the current fashion for Sauvignon Blanc from other regions of the world, or the change in climate, we have noticed more UK wines appearing with this grape.
Denbies were the first to make a splash in the press with their Sauvignon Blanc grapes but they are not the only one by any means. Sometimes Sauvignon is blended with Bacchus to make a very English and aromatic wine. Read our blog post.
It is only grown in modest quantities, so although our research has uncovered the following producers with a cellar door and Sauvignon plantings, if you are particularly keen to try we recommend you check before travelling.
Welcombe Hills vineyard, now leased to English Wine Project, also have some Sauvignon plantings and we are told that Rosemary Vineyard near Wadhurst have a few rows of Sauvignon Blanc. The latter is new planting with a plan for future sparkling wine production. The first Essex vineyard to join the party is Crouch Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc and also Chardonnay were planted in May 2015.