Terlingham Vineyard launches first gin
Kent-based Terlingham Vineyard has launched its debut gin, made with English wine produced from its naturally-farmed land.
The Terlingham Bacchus Dry Gin is the first spirit to be produced by the family-run coastal vineyard.
The limited edition liquid is hand-crafted with seasonal wines made from grapes grown just once a year, and no two batches are made the same. The year of production is placed on each bottle’s neck.
Terlingham Vineyard co-founder Jackie Wilks said: “After over a decade perfecting our wine-making skills, which are rooted in a sustainable and ethical approach to production, we’re delighted to be launching our first gin which has an unrivalled vibrant, natural taste and limited edition batch production.
“By combining both our widely applauded Bacchus Wine with foraged nettle and coriander from our neighbouring community garden, alongside other fresh botanicals, we’ve taken great care to ensure that our flagship gin reflects not only reflects Terlingham Vineyard, but also Folkestone, our home.”
The gin has been created by first distilling the vineyard’s Bacchus Wine – which is produced using grapes grown from the same chalk seam as the Champagne region – into an ‘eau de vie’.
This ingredient is then combined with gin crafted with locally foraged botanicals from Terlingham’s home in Folkestone, before more wine is added to produce the final liquid.
Presented in a 100% recycled glass bottle, Terlingham Bacchus Dry Gin has an RRP of £36.50 (US $28.33) per 700ml bottle.
Terlingham Bacchus Dry Gin recently claimed a Gold medal in our Spring Tasting Competition 2022.