Fairmile Vineyard Fizz Celebrates Silver and Bronze Medals in Decanter World Wine Awards

The Fairmile Vineyard are thrilled to announce that their wine has officially been recognised as Oxfordshire’s finest – and one of the UK’s too.

In the Decanter World Wine Awards, Fairmile Vineyard’s Classic Cuvée received a Silver medal, with 92 points/100 (beating 100+ French champagnes including Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot) and the Blanc de Blancs 2017, entered into a competition for the first time, received a Bronze medal, with 88 points/100.

Jan Mirkowski bought the property and land at the Fairmile Vineyard in 2014 and in May of that year he planted 12,000 French vines on seven and half acres of the sloped land.  His first harvest saw between 5,000 to 6,000 bottles of wine made.

Decanter’s distinguished panel of 243 leading wine experts, including 20 Master Sommeliers and 61 Masters of Wine from 33 countries, blind-tasted 18,143 wines from 57 countries – and have just announced their verdict.  The UK overall achieved its highest medal count yet, with a predictably strong showing from the South of England.

You can read the full results on all 18,143 wines at Decanter.com.

Owner Jan Mirkowski said: “Anthea (my wife) and I were stunned when Decanter gave Fairmile’s very first Classic Cuvée its highest rating of any English sparkling wine the year after its 2018 launch.  Now, to be able to stand scrutiny against more than 18,000 wines globally, shows that Fairmile is producing world-class wine here at Henley on Thames.”

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