Budleigh vineyard awards presented at House of Lords

Budleigh Salterton wine producers Alan and Faye Pratt have been presented with certificates at the House of Lords in recognition of their grape growing skills.

Earlier this year, the couple scooped awards at the prestigious Winemaker of the Year competition for four types of wine made from grapes grown by the couple at their Lily Farm vineyard.

They were recently presented with their certificates at the House of Lords by the President of The United Kingdom Vineyards Association, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

The couple’s award followed the traditional door-knocking entrance made to the House by Black Rod

Lord Montagu made the presentation ahead of his retirement, when he hands over the presidency to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

The vineyard, at Knowle, was given a silver award and three bronze for its winning wines in June.

Competing against other wine growers in the UK and Wales, Lily Farm’s white Bacchus 2010 wine was awarded silver, while a red 2010, rose 2010, and red table wine 2009 all won bronze.

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For more information about the vineyard visit: www.lilyfarmvineyard.com

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