Nonetheless some varieties have been obliging. It is no surprise that the hybrids have outgrown the classics but we're glad we have tried both. The bible says 7 years should elapse before wine is made. We recently enjoyed a delicious English Pinot Blanc which was from a vineyard planted only in 2007 at Stopham Estate.
Quite the best English Pinot Blanc we have tasted. Surprisingly generous fruit!
Here are some photos of our vines this year, planted in spring 2011.