Camel Valley, Cornwall (UK) – Interview with Bob & Sam Lindo (#notachampagnewine )

Winemaking is Camel Valley (UK) founder and former RAF pilot Bob Lindo’s third career.

In-between flying and fizz there was a spell of sheep farming before he discovered that his sun-drenched property on the banks of the River Camel was better suited to growing grapes for sparkling wine.

Multi-award winner Bob and his son Sam make quintessentially Cornish wine for local people, and has no designs whatsoever on global export or industrial size growth. Bob is very proud that his English sparkling is note: #notachampagnewine . Bob’s son Sam has won English winemaker of the year in two out of the past four years, and Camel Valley’s sparkling rose made from pinot noir just won best sparkling wine in the world. Camel Valley’s recent listings include the 6 star hotel Burj El Arab in Dubai.

Bob and Sam Lindo talked to Champagne Jayne TV about the state of the English wine industry and their famous wedding wine. Note all of Bob and Sams’ sparkling wines are made in Cornwall, England not Champagne, France

Tasting Note:

Camel Valley ‘Cornwall’ Brut 2008 (note: #notachampagnewine )
(Seyval Blanc & Reichensteiner) Translucent like a Fox’s glacier mint, light, lively and floral, this pale and fruity english wine is both elegant and delicious – crowned best sparkling wine in the world in 2010 and considered Britain’s Best Value Quality Bubbly. GBP20

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