Award winning English wines by Giffords Hall
Giffords Hall is a family owned vineyard planted on the site of an ancient glacial riverbed near Long Melford in Suffolk. Our sandy/clay soil produces quality grapes, high in natural sugars and acids, that lend themselves particularly well to both sparkling and dry, aromatic still wines.
Our wines have a delicate floral character very typical of the region. We make our wines from the best years only and have selected the best winemakers for the varieties we grow.
Award winning English wines
Our 2012 Harvest was lower in volume and very high in qualty resulting in some of the best quality grapes we have grown across the viarieties - particularly for Bacchus and Madeleine. We were able to produce our Pinot Noir Estate selection this year as the rondo and Pinot Noir achieved ful phenological ripeness.
The Giffords Hall Bacchus 2012 was not only awarded a gold medal but also received three of the ten available national trophies at the National English & Welsh Wine Awards.
The 2013 vintage has achieved two IWC medals and UKVA and EAVA silver medals across the range.
Our 2010 wines received more gold awards than ever, particularly for Bacchus. Our Giffords Hall Rose 2010 was not only awarded gold, but also received the Waitrose trophy for the most outstanding Rose at the National English & Welsh Wine Awards.
Another classic thoroughbred from the Giffords Hall Stable. A soft fruity sparkling, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Light, sophisticated, with lots of depth, subtle hints of pear and hazelnuts and a biscuity dry finish.
A very lightly oaked dry white made from our Reichensteiner 2014 - this has exceeded our expectations and though still young is proving very popular, the oak softens the wine and give it a slightly buttery finish - honey on the nose, lovely with food or as an aperitif .
Named in honour of our home town. This is a chunkier red than our Pinot Noir with loads of fruit and a heavier 'mouthfeel'.
Distinctly recognisable as our traditional Giffords Hall rose, but a much paler onion skin colour for 2015. The same lovely English garden nose, crisp acidity and depth, but this year with more... more
Carefully blended from our best ever Madeleine Angevine and our Rondo, a deep red grape which gives it a wonderful clear pale pink. An MW judge described it as ‘white peach and roses, crisp acidity, delicate but concentrated with white fruit and floral accent’ – this year it carries the same distinctive wild strawberry bouquet, and has the same white fruit and flowers
Our delicious rose in a 150cl bottle - 2 bottles in one! Perfect for a special present, a christening, a wedding or a birthday, and great for summer parties.
The bestselling English white wine. East Anglian Bacchus has a distinctive aromatic, slightly flinty quality though each season brings its own individuality. Most people love the gooseberry and elderflower notes. it has a wonderful freshness and almost tropically extravagant fruit flavours. It is a dry wine but the perfume and depth of fruit make it appear more of a medium dry. It is, quite simply - delicious.
Piers Greenwood, the ‘Uncle of East Anglian Wine’, has blended this with Dornfelder, Accolon and our rondo grapes. The result is velvet soft and very fruity and mellow, great with cold beef, salads, cheeses and even spicy foods. Do not expect a Bordeaux, this is English red, and we don’t have the same climactic conditions, so it is lighter with a low alcohol content, but packed with fruit flavours.
Establishing itself as one of the UK ‘signature varietals’, Madeleine is a very distinctive early ripening grape with a thin skin and a very floral, delicate character. It grows with great exuberance here and often overcrops. We are one of the biggest UK producers of MA, described by one Lady Master of Wine as ‘aromatic, floral, usually smells like an English garden after a spring/summer shower’.
A mixed case containing one each of all the GIffords Hall Wines with a 10% discount on our usual prices!