17th January 2014
Cornwall’s largest vineyard, situated on the slopes above the River Camel is Camel Valley which has been producing award-winning wines in Cornwall since 1989. 24000 vines are now grown on the south-facing side of the Camel Valley.
When ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie planted their first eight thousand vines in 1989, they never dreamed of the phenomenal success they would achieve within 2 decades. They had bought their farm in the heart of the Cornish countryside several years earlier, seeking a change from service life and the perfect place to bring up their young family, and initially farmed sheep and cattle. Each summer they watched the grass turn brown on the sun-drenched slopes of the Camel Valley, and wondered if vines might enjoy such an aspect.
Camel Valley wines consistently win medals at both national and international level and started making Cornwall’s first Traditional Method sparkling wine.
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