Devon home to one of the UK’s favourite vineyards

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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 21:01

Looking forward to a tipple in the sun? Well, you don’t have to travel to the south of France to enjoy the rolling vineyards, the UK is home to some incredible wine producing areas itself, and new data has found Devon is home to one of the UK’s favourite vineyards. 

Available from the Lyme Bay Holidays Wine Index, new data has found the UK’s favourite vineyards. Analysing ranking factors across Google search data, TripAdvisor along with social media data across over 250 vineyards, the holiday cottage company have found the most popular in the UK, and Lympstone Manor has made the list.

Cementing a place in the top ten, Lympstone Manor in Devon produces incredible champagne method sparkling wines so it’s no wonder it’s one of the UK’s favourites. Grape production here could be due to the warmer climate Devon along with the rest of the South experiences being closer to continental Europe.

In fact, eight of the top ten favourite vineyards are unsurprisingly in the South of the UK, however the North does get a look in, with popular wine estate, Sheveling, in Yorkshire making an appearance.

The UK’s Top 10 Favourite Vineyards

  1. RHS Wisley, Surrey
  2. Chapel Down, Kent
  3. Llanerch, Wales
  4. Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire
  5. Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey
  6. Lympstone Manor, Devon
  7. Sheveling Wine Estate, Yorkshire
  8. Painshill Park, Surrey
  9. Bolney Wine Estate, Sussex
  10. Camel Valley Vineyard, Cornwall

Despite only recently becoming a popular choice for wine connoisseurs, the UK has actually been producing wine for centuries, and it’s definitely one of the most popular destinations for consuming it! In fact, recent data from Decanter has found that Brits are in the top five for countries that drink the most wine.

In addition to finding the top vineyards, the Wine Index has also found that the UK actually loves red wine the most, despite more than 60% of vines in the UK producing sparkling wine varieties.

The changing climate may also be attributed to the popularity, variety and higher quality wines UK vineyards are producing, matching the temperatures and climes of the vineyards on the continent.