2017 promises to be another sparkling year for Devon-based Lyme Bay Winery, following gold and silver medal wins at the inaugural Independent English Wine Awards.

Lyme Bay’s single vineyard designated still white wine, Bacchus Block 2015, secured one of only three gold medals at the awards. The winery’s 2015 still white Sandbar and sparkling Classic Cuvée 2013 netted silver medals.

This year, Lyme Bay English wines have already enjoyed a series of prestigious award successes, with a total of one gold, two silver and three bronze medals from the Independent English Wine Awards, the International Wine Challenge, and the Pinot Noir Masters Competition, in which the winery’s Pinot Noir Rosé was the only still rosé in the world to be awarded a medal.

Managing Director James Lambert commented: “All of our wines are created with the same philosophy: to use the best quality grapes to make the best quality wines. The English wine sector is experiencing unprecedented growth and critical acclaim, and we hope these recent accolades will help further establish the place of English wines on the world stage.”

Lyme Bay’s Bacchus Block 2015, Sandbar 2015 and Classic Cuvée 2013 are all now available.