Best Drinks Product of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015
PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:59 09 November 2015
Matt Austin _
Nominees for this category were drinks products made by a Devon producer, retailer or manufacturer. Judges considered the innovativeness of the item and whether this was achieved without compromising on its taste, indulgence and value for money.
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In 2005 Alan and Faye Pratt, with their two sons Gareth and William, planted 200 vines into the well drained sandy loam soil at Lily Farm. The first harvest of Rondo grapes was picked in 2007. Another 200 vines were planted in 2007 and in 2008 a further 950 vines, taking the total number of vines to 1,350 and the vineyard area to exactly one acre.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hanlon’s Brewery, Newton St Cyres
Our mission is to produce world class craft beers. We are passionate about producing beers with the taste that our customers love.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Luscombe Drinks, Buckfastleigh
Luscombe have been making beautiful drinks since 1975. Based on a farm in deepest Devon, all the drinks are crafted with exceptional care and integrity. Gabriel David, the head of our family-owned business, sources the ingredients direct from growers he trusts. There are no compromises, only the best goes in the bottle.