Recent News from Giffords Hall Vineyard
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News from 2017
Giffords Hall Cafe and Shop are Opening on the 14th April for Bank Holiday Weekend!
Giffords hall also gets a mention in Hansard - our name came up in the recent English wine debate.
Giffords Hall goes to Westminster with Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin and Olly - come and see us on the 3-4th December..
Giffords Hall Vineyard has been named one of the future 50 companies for Suffolk!
Gold for Giffords - Giffords Hall Wines have picked up a generous sprinkling or awards this year including this Godl for the Bacchus 2014
2 IWC medals for the rose and Bacchus 2014!
Showing at the Houses of Parliament with Elisabeth Truss
Giffords hall are Crowdfunding!
In order to make even more lovely wine Giffords Hall have been selected by crowd2fund see www.crowd2fund.com
Live interview on Friday 29th May with Lesley Dolpin BBC radio Suffolk 3pm
Releasing two new wines for 2015
We are happy to anounce the release this May of a more full bodied and chunky red wine for 2015. Indeference to our local roots the wine will be called 'St Edmundsbury' Made with Rondo and a small amount of Pinot Noir it has a wonderfully friuty nose even for a young wine. We will be distributing this wine only at local outlets.
Giffords Hall 'light oak' is our first foray into barrel fermentation on the whites. We struggled with a name for our fume, as this is English wine and we didnt want a french title. Light Oak is exactly what it will say on the 'tin' - a delicate white, very lightly oaked. We look forward to its release later in the summer.
Live interview in the Vineyard with Ettole George BBC Radio
A wonderful new Website to check out for a real snapshot of our local villages: www.insidesuffolk.com
Great Results at the EAVA competition
Gold, 2 Silvers and a bronze - plus some silver!
First Medal for 2013 wines
Giffords Hall Bacchus 2013 has an IWC
Giffords Hall Madeleine 2013 also commended
Giffords Hall goes East
Below right: Guy at the opening of the International Wine Fair at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo where Giffords Hall wines are now available.
Below left: Linda has been in Hong Kong where Giffords Hall wines will shortly be for sale. Lunch promotion at the Conrad Hotel HK,with Jason Atherton
Giffords Hall represents the UK Wine industry
As part of a European Union agri-business delelgation Giffords Hall represented the Uk Wine industry as part of a whistle stop tour of Tokyo and Korea: Guy is addressed the press conference in South Korea on the subject of English wine; see link below on Itewan News coverage.
Giffords Hall has been awarded Waitrose Local and Regional Suppier of the Year!
News from our Summer Season 2013
Results of the National English and Welsh Wine awards
Of the twelve Trophies awarded this year five have come from the East Anglian region. In a surprise result Giffords Hall has won THREE fo them!
Giffords Hall Bacchus has been awarded:
The Jack Ward Trophy - most outstanding Large Production wine 2012
The Tom Day Trophy - most outstanding single varietal wine
The Berwick Trophy - most outstanding single varietal wine
The ceremony is held on the 23rd of July at the House of commons hwere the English wine of the Year and the English winemaker of the year are still to be announced.
The McCrae Trophy for Best Wine at the Suffolk Show judged by our Strictly Come WIne tasting Challenge where 200 members of the public tasted all the wines and judged the favourite - Giffords Hall Bacchus 2012!
We also had a ribbon for equine entry Giffords Hall Royal Rose - aged two - who went into the in hand Riding horse and behaved with impeccable manners and great presence.
Joshua Pope - Cocktail Wizard from the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh, has shared some of his mouthwatering recipes - see our liqueurs page for some great ideas!
Exciting News! The Giffords Hall Rose 2011 has scooped a bronze medal in the International Wine Competition, one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world.
News from the Vineyard
Bud Burst on the Vineyard is two weeks late this year but the leaves are beginning to appear!
We are in the process of tying down the most productive canes. We use a high wire system, adapted by Guy which he has named 'Suffolk Sylvos' which enables us to use the best fruiting canes and to run our flock of rare breed sheep on the vineyard during the winter.
Sutherland House in Southwold
- has an amazing fish menu and has just been voted one of the top 150 restaurants in England - Giffords Hall now on the wine list!