Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C


Lavenham: Vineyard’s rosé voted the best at national competition

16:52 14 July 2014

Nick Thomson at Lavenham Brook Farm in Brent Eleigh.

Nick Thomson at Lavenham Brook Farm in Brent Eleigh.


A west Suffolk vineyard can propose the tastiest of toasts after one of its products scooped top prize at a national competition.

The Lavenham Brook Pinot Noir Symphony Rosé 2013 was judged “most outstanding still rosé wine” at the recent Wine of the Year competition 2014 run by UK Vineyards Association, winning the prestigious Waitrose Trophy.

Partner Nick Thomson said: “The competition included the best known names in the English wine business, so we were both surprised and delighted by the result.”

Lavenham Bacchus 2013 was also awarded a silver medal at the highly 
competitive awards.

The award coincides with the opening of a modern sales unit at the farm, offering tastings and sales of Lavenham Brook wines and apple juices plus a variety of associated drink and food items. The shop is now open from 10am-4pm Fridays and Saturdays, and usually at the same time on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information about the vineyard visit


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

The University of Suffolk celebrated the work of its final three honorary graduates at its ceremonies on Thursday.

A motorcyclist has been injured after a crash involving a van in Felixstowe.

Cineworld in Ipswich has reopened after drainage problems caused it to shut for several hours today.

Campaigners have demanded answers and greater transparency from mental health bosses over a “shocking” rise in unexpected patient deaths in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Suffolk’s pantomime season is almost upon us, but which of the county’s festive treats will you see this year?

Today I’m spending my last day at my desk in our Lower Brook Street offices more than 34 years after I first walked into the newsroom as a junior reporter, writes Paul Geater.

A Kesgrave man accused of attempting to rape a schoolgirl has been cleared by a jury.

A “generous” and “patient” school dinner lady was served a surprise treat as she said her final farewell after 44 years on duty.

Everyday our readers send in photos to iwitness24 that they have taken while out and about along the Suffolk coast, visiting one of our many beauty spots or while relaxing in their own gardens.

Today we reach M in our A-Z look back at the history of Ipswich - M for Miss Anglia.

Most read

Most commented


Show Job Lists

Topic pages


Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24