A HAMPSHIRE vineyard is celebrating after a pair of its wines have been lauded with awards.

Candover Brook vineyard has been recognised by the International Wine Challenge and Decanter, with two of its wines receiving praise.

The Candover Brook Brut was awarded the English Classic Blend Sparkling Trophy at the International Wine Challenge 2023. The wine was one of thousands entered into the competition, with three other Hampshire vineyards also being recognised.

Hampshire wines also received the highest number of gold medals at the challenge than any other English region.

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Helen McGinn, one of the six Co-Chairs of the International Wine Challenge, said: “England, particularly regions in the south, has been internationally recognised for the production of world-class sparkling wines for some time now. In recent years, England’s still wines have also come on leaps and bounds and it is great to see both reds and whites recognised with trophies in this year’s challenge.”

The Candover Brook Brut was also awarded a gold medal by wine magazine Decanter. Receiving 96 points, the Candover Brook Brut was described by the magazine as having “Big aromas with stone fruit, roasted cashews, and brioche. Palate is rich with a nice mouth feel, balance, and depth. Finely judged and very impressive.”

Meanwhile, the Candover Brook Rose Brut received 87 points, receiving a bronze medal from Decanter.