In the spirit of not always writing about Wine Society wines, I felt compelled to write about my ‘Wine of the Holiday’ (rather than Wine of the Day - I’m a bit late to this topic!) because it was one of those lovely wine-fan experiences.
My holiday was in Norfolk, and while there I attended the North Norfolk Food Festival. There, I found the Winbirri Vineyards stand (a local Norfolk winery) which was bizarre because literally the day before I went on holiday I had discovered that a Winbirri wine had won big at the Decanter Wine Awards this year - their Bacchus 2015 won best single varietal white wine, beating HUGE competition from all over the world!
Of course, I bought a bottle (or two). And it’s delightful! Citrus-packed, fresh, fragrant and a lovely example of the bacchus grape. I was so chuffed to have tried it. £13 a bottle is a fair price, too. I think it’s only available direct from the vineyard now, but if you’re ever in the area I’d recommend a visit.