Cornwall has struck gold again in The English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, announced today. Camel Valley Vineyard, based in the very heart of the duchy near Bodmin, has won won a Trophy, a Gold Medal and six Silvers. The awards will be presented at the House of Commons on the 23rd of July

The Gold medal was awarded for the 2010 Annie’s Anniversary ‘Cornwall’ Brut, which is made entirely from grapes grown by Annie Lindo in her very own vineyard which she alone has pruned and tended since planting in 1989. This sparkling wine was made by her son, Sam, as a tribute to over 20 years of devotion to her vines.

Annie's Anniversary also won the Lord Montague Trophy for the best presented wine, with a label designed by Falmouth's Absolute Design in conjunction with the grower and winemaker - a truly Cornish wine in every way. 

Camel Valley winemaker Sam Lindo has won UK Winemaker of the Year 3 years out of the last 5 and been runner up the other two years. With so many medals he is delighted to be in the running again, and said  ‘Mum treats every one of her 5,000 vines like individuals, doing everything by hand, and the grapes are always perfect - the wine practically makes itself. It's so nice that our family and the whole Camel Valley team can enjoy such success and keep Cornwall at the forefront of winemaking in the UK.' 

Annie will, of course, be celebrating with the family enjoying a glass of her wine on the vineyard terrace overlooking her vines. 

Silver medals were awarded for:

Camel Valley Brut 2011

Camel Valley Chardonnay Brut 2009

Camel Valley Cuvée Raymond Blanc 2011

Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2012

Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé Brut 2011

Camel Valley White Pinot 2010

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