A liqueur distilled at Swindon's nearest vineyard has been voted the best in the UK by readers of a magazine aimed at the global elite.
Poulton Hill Vineyard’s Sloe de Vie was named LUX Product of the Year 2018 in the annual competition run by Lux Life.
The Estate, on the Wiltshire / Gloucestershire border, was also named Best Family-run Vineyard in the South West in the same competition.
Lux Life is aimed at the world’s highest net worth individuals, and covers a range of products, services, attractions and events that will appeal to them. “They know what they like and are willing to pay for it,” boast the publishers.
Each year the magazine’s 230,000+ readers are invited to vote for their favourite products across a range of categories, including food and drink, hotels and resorts, health and beauty, automotive, jewellery, art, and technology.
“We’re thrilled to have been voted product of the year by the readers of Lux Life,” said Poulton Hill Estate managing director Tiléri Charles-Jones.
“But rest assured you don’t have to be among the mega rich to enjoy our award-winning products. Sloe de Vie is available from us, in person or online, for a very affordable £37.99.”
Sloe de Vie – the name derives from the French colourless brandy eau de vie, or ‘water of life’ – is a clear liqueur distilled from sloes hand-picked at the estate in 2015. The fruit was fermented and triple distilled before being bottled and all hand labelled.
A range of red, white and rosé wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard, as well as Sloe de Vie and the vineyard’s Cotswold Brandy can be found at https://poultonhillestate.co.uk