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English Wine; Chapel Down Vineyard

The rise of English wine. Charlotte Smith visits Chapel Down vineyard in Kent as they start this year's grape harvest.

Charlotte Smith visits Chapel Down winery in Kent to see the first grapes of harvest being gathered in their vineyard with head viticulturist Richard Lewis. He explains why the garden of England is now producing award winning wine. Josh Donaghay-Spire is the chief winemaker, he explains the relationship between conditions in the field and how it translates to the final bottle. Chief Executive Frazer Lewis reflects on how the English wine industry has been massively transformed over the past decade and looks forward to vast expansion in the future. Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced in Bristol by Ruth Sanderson.

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22 minutes