A haze of green is starting to dance across the landscape to the tune of sea-salt infused air at both of our South West vineyards, ahead of a busy season. With summer firmly on the horizon, vineyards across the country are beginning to emerge from their hibernation as we welcome the arrival of English Wine Week.
Gathered amongst the vines of our Portscatho vineyard, we welcomed friends of Knightor to The Vine for a night of fine food and frivolity.
In a location set away from the bustling crowds, our new Cornish foodie destination has been created to embrace escapism and celebrate rustic dining. Championing the notion of smaller, sharing plates, the event consisted of big flavours, good conversation and competitive garden games all set against the coastal backdrop.
Without a doubt, 2020 threw us all some curveballs! But being in the business of making wine, we made sure we got stuck in and kept on going! From a 'seemingly as normal' start with promising spring, to a year of navigating what a lockdown meant for us as a business and for our wine production, we had to adapt and grow very quickly.
We asked David, our winemaker, to share some of his year with you and this is his 2020 story.