Stroud-based vineyard Woodchester Valley have won a second international gold medal for their 2018 Sauvignon Blanc.

The wine is the only UK produced Sauvignon Blanc to have ever achieved a gold in this competition and one of only 10 wines awarded gold from hundreds of wines entered worldwide

Following an international gold medal in the International Wine and Spirits Competition last year (with 96 points), their second win comes in the 2019 Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters.

The Masters competitions are judged blind without reference to country so their English 'wild card' Sauvignon Blanc was among favourites from around the world.

Woodchester Valley’s Sauvignon Blanc vines can be found on their Stonehouse site on Doverow Hill.

Founder Fiona Shiner said: "This really is a milestone for our Cotswold Vineyard which has placed an equal focus on still wine production against the trend for sparkling wines prevailing in current plantings."

Winemaker, Jeremy Mount was working in New Zealand at the Matua winery, producing Sauvignon Blanc wines before joining Woodchester Valley in 2016.

He said: "Being able to make a good Sauvignon Blanc in England shows that for us here at Woodchester, with our steep sided vineyard sites and favourable climatic conditions over the last couple of years, that the future of English still wine productions is extremely bright."

While their shop is currently closed, wines are still available to purchase online from their website.

During the lockdown period Woodchester Valley is offering free delivery to mainland UK for all case orders, delivery within 2-3 days.