Norfolk winery wins prestigious national award


A Norfolk winery has won a prestigious award for its sparkling rosé. Pictured: Robert Perowne, owner of Cobble Hill. - Credit: Cobble Hill

A north Norfolk vineyard and winery has won an "Oscar of British winemaking" for its sparkling rosé.

Cobble Hill Winery, just outside Burnham Market, was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2022 Wines of Great Britain National Awards.

The sparkling rosé is made of Pinot Noir grapes and takes two years to produce.


Cobble Hill's sparkling rosé is a Champagne-style blend of three grapes - Credit: Cobble Hill

Three other vineyards in Norfolk won a combined eight awards.

Owner and winemaker Robert Perowne said: "We are delighted to have received a gold medal for our 2019 sparkling rosé.

"To be named alongside some of the finest vineyards in England is a great honour and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for English sparkling wine. "

The Perowne family planted their first grapes in 2016 and now produce two white wines, a rosé and a sparkling rosé.

They launched a new winery on their farm in 2021 and a new tasting area and visitor centre will be opening at the vineyard later this year.