Queen Elizabeth II Makes Her Own Sparkling Wine

April 07, 2019 1 min read

Looking to celebrate a special occasion?

You deserve sparkling wine made by royalty – like the Queen of England. 

The project began in 2011, when the UK’s largest wine retailer, Laithwaite’s, was given permission to plant a vineyard at Windsor Great Park, a Royal Park not far from the Queen’s well-known residence, Windsor Castle. 

The Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier were planted. 

By 2013, the grapes were ready for picking, and after two years of aging, late last year, the first 3,000 bottles of Windsor Vineyard English Quality Sparkling Wine were released, unsurprisingly, via Laithwaite’s. 

Needless to say, the Queen’s name carries serious weight!

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