The bottle, 'Cloud Nine', which is already popular at top end hotels such as Whatley Manor was entered into the competition to mark the vineyard's 20th anniversary.
Bow-in-the-Cloud was the only award winning English vineyard outside of the south east, all of which were major establishments. Owner, Keith Willingale said "there is nothing quite like being judged by a large panel of tasters to prove the quality and it's pleasing to put our local area of north Wiltshire / south Cotswolds on the map as a wine producing area of merit."
The wine is described as a dry blend of Bacchus, Schönburger and Seyval. Pale lemon in colour. Subtle hedgerow, elderflower blossom and citrus notes on the nose. The palate is fresh and zesty offering some lovely crisp acidity and mineral notes, whilst persistent flavours of lime and elderflower combine beautifully on the finish. This complex wine makes an excellent aperitif as well as being a refreshing complement to lightweight meals.
Find out more here: http://www.bowinthecloud.co.uk. Also available from Thomas of Malmesbury at The Triangle or The Whole Hog at the Market Cross (top of the High Street).