Monday, 28 May 2012

Silent Pool Rosé available for sale on the 2nd June

Silent Pool Rosé 2011

Our first wine, Silent Pool Rosé, is already proving extremely popular. It's not officially for sale yet but local off-licences, restaurants and retail outlets are clamouring to include it on their lists!

Retail outlets
The Guildford Wine Company, Shalford
Taurus Wines, Bramley
The Vineyard, Dorking

Drummond Arms, Albury
Kinghams Restaurant, Shere
Percy Arms, Chilworth
William Bray, Shere
William IV, Little London
Wisley Golf Club, Ripley

The Guildford Wine Company will be hosting a small tasting at the beginning of English Wine Week on Saturday 2nd June between 11.00am and 5.00pm. I'll be there to provide information about the vineyard and the wine to anyone who is prepared to listen!

We are delighted with the quality of the wine which has been produced from hand picked Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier organic grapes from our own vineyard. I just wish we had more bottles available this year as we are likely to run out of the meagre 820 we produced before summer arrives. If you manage to get some, you'll be one of the lucky few!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Our Very First Wine - Silent Pool Rosé

The Silent Pool

Earlier this week we bottled our first wine which we have called Silent Pool Rosé. It has been made exclusively from hand-picked organic Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes from our own vineyard. We are delighted with our first effort; our winemaker, Ulrich Hoffmann, describes the wine as elegant and crisp with subtle and fresh summer fruit flavours.

We only have 820 bottles this year so it will be in scarce supply. Next year we hope to have around 5000 bottles.

Silent Pool is a lake of crystal clear water adjacent to the vineyard. Natural filtration leaves the water completely clear with a lovely blue-green colour. According to local legend a beautiful young maiden drowned there, escaping the clutches of King John, and now haunts the Silent Pool.