Camel Valley Vineyard

+44 1208 77959 Nanstallon
BODMIN, PL30 5LG
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I’d heard of Camel Valley Winery’s reputation (award winning sparklers) since I first moved out of Cornwall over a decade ago. I was glad after all this time to get the chance to visit and meet Bob and Sam Lindo, the father and son winemaking team. Camel Valley was started in 1989 with 8,000 vines. They added 4,000 vines in 2002 and another 12,000 in 2005. However, even with 20k vines under management, they still get 2/3rds of their grapes from other vineyards around the UK – this gives them some defense against a poor harvest and allows them to choose the ripest grapes from around the country. Total production is around 90,000 bottles. They grow an eclectic mix of hardy, cool climate, early ripening grapes, including Bacchus, Triomphe, Dornfelder, Rondo, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Seyval, Huxel and Reissersteiner. When I asked how they figured out why these grapes would work well in the English climate, Sam said that they are all commonly grown in Germany, which is one of the Northernmost wine regions Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Dornfelder

    History of the grape: Dornfelder was created in 1955 by German oenologist August Herold at the Weinsberg wine institu...

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

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  •  27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda RdIt is well-evident that there is no shortage of Rhone-inspired wines in Australia. We certainly have vineyards which bask in similar weather conditions as the Rhone Valley. One could argue that a key missing element would be the round river rocks atop the clay soils which retain heat to intensify the summ... Read More

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  • It’s Saturday afternoon and I am still buzzing about the wine tasting I attended on Thursday night. Wadebridge wines put on a fantastic evening at the Royal Cornwall Showground. The venue was heaving with people guzzling their way through the over 100 wines on show looking for the perfect bottles to order in time for Christmas.The event was very... Read More

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  • Camel Valley Pinot Noir 'Cornwall' Brut 2007

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    This is very nice but I prefer their blended sparkling. Crisp and refreshing and a real sour, almost salty kick to it but maybe a bit too much. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Camel Valley Ltd Rosé 2008

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    I'm not the biggest Rosé lover, find them mostly sickly sweet but this is one of the better ones, it is still quite sweet but not as much as I usually expect. Colour is quite deep, flavour dominately cherry, raspberry and sherbert, finish is a little acidic but its very easily drunk. Not bad but it still doesn't turn me to drinking more Rosé. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Camel Valley Sparkling Red 2008

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    This is the first sparkling red I've ever had. Alrthough the thought of it seems odd to me, the execution is well done. Serving chilled favours the bubbles but probably loses the taste somewhat which is very much like their still red (same grape so it should be). Initial sweet strawberry before giving way quickly to a rather wet grit, bitter com... Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Camel Valley Brut Cornwall 2006

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    This is the kind of bottle which makes England noticed as a real competitor in the sparkling wine game. Although pale straw in appearance, its very light, sweet, but very fresh. Has a brief sharpness of citrus before a big peachy and sweet green apple biscuit finish. Excellent stuff. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Camel Valley Bacchus Dry 2008

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    excellent! The sparkling is even better...international class Read More

    Wine review by ukvino


  • Camel Valley Bacchus Dry 2008

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    5 Read More

    Wine review by ukvino


  • Camel Valley Red 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Quite light and summery but not for those who like their wine fruity. Its very fresh while young but does have a rather earthy quality, smoke, coffee but the fruit taste is limited to a subtle cherry towards the finish. I like it but can imagine some wouldn't and why. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Camel Valley Bacchus Dry 2008

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    Very, very, VERY surprised at just how good this wine is. I knew sparkling wine was becoming the strong point for English wine but looks like crisp whites are too if this is anything to go by. Sweet green apples and grape on the tongue, very fresh, only a slight hint of straw in colour, perfect acidity but the length of the finish is amazing. Ve... Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


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