Bolney Estate Vermouth
This English red vermouth, has rich, delicious sloe & blackcurrant fruit flavours with caramel, eucalyptus notes and wormwood with faint rosé and elderflower blossom. It tastes like a slightly sweet, rich red wine with subtle herbal and spicy tones. Ideal as a long drink served with tonic, or on its own with ice.
Made in Bolney's English Winery in West Sussex, this Vermouth was the very first Sussex Rosso Vermouth. At Bolney, there is an abundance of sloes and elderberries growing in the hedgerows each year and those that were not eaten by birds sadly went to waste. The team decided to find a way to use them - and included them in its Vermouth.
Bolney Wine Estates is considered as one of the pioneers of the English wine industry, with 50 years of experience under its belt. Located in the heart of rural Sussex, the first vines were planted in 1972 by Rodney and Janet Pratt, the parents of Sam Linter who now heads up the family business.
Half a century later, Sam, together with her expert team, work throughout the year to ensure the vines are perfectly tended to yield the highest quality grapes. Bolney now produces an array of award-winning red, white, rosé and sparkling English wines, as well as gin and vermouth.
The winery won UK Wine Producer of the Year in the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2012. Since then, it was also presented with the title of Winery of the Year 2017 at the UK Wine Awards.
The estate has continues to invest in specialist machinery and, in 2019, it opened a new state-of-the-art winery. With the ethos “Guided by Nature since 1972”, sustainability is at the heart of the winery’s operations. This includes practicing responsible waste management, installing solar panels on the winery’s roof and using bottles that are 100% recyclable.