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Award-Winning Polgoon Wines Available Here

Congratulations to Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard, which recently won recognition from prestigious worldwide competition, The International Wine Challenge. Our nearest vineyard neighbours received Commended Awards for both the 2014 Bacchus and 2014 Madeleine Angevine. We are pleased to have stocks of the Bacchus here at Scarlet Wines, which has also just been awarded a Gold from the United Kingdom Vineyards Association. The Bacchus is described as follows: “A single estate and single variety, exuberant white wine that has a nose of fresh spring grass, gooseberry and elderflower. The aromatic palate is full of tropical fruit and peach flavours. Ideal pairing for crisp salads with goat’s cheese or Cornish shellfish - particularly crab - and fresh vegetables such as peas and asparagus.” We are currently recommending the Polgoon Bacchus with our Seafood Platter, with fresh seasonal sides including Broad Beans and Rocket Salad. Polgoon occupies a sunny hillside on the edge of Penzance, where grape varieties suited to the Cornish climate are grown alongside apples and other fruits used in their ciders and juices. Owners Kim and John Coulson established the vineyard and orchard from scratch; the site is now a magnet for food and drink enthusiasts with tours and tastings, and a deli selling other Cornish produce. John was pleased with the results of this year’s competitions, saying: “It is extremely special to receive such prestigious awards; I am especially proud of our Bacchus winning Gold from the UK Vineyards Association. It is all very excited for not only us all here at Polgoon, but also for the English wine industry as a whole." The Polgoon Bacchus 2014 is £15 a bottle in the shop, or £21 to drink in. It’s also on sale by the glass.

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