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Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2016: Food and Drink Producer of the Year

PUBLISHED: 09:15 09 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:37 12 September 2016

Albury Vineyard, Albury (Pic: Pete Gardner)

Albury Vineyard, Albury (Pic: Pete Gardner)

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From wine to cheese via watercress, beef and even ice cream, Surrey has some amazing and often overlooked producers working away in fields, farms and garden sheds. Our winner would offer a very special taste of Surrey

Albury Vineyard (Pic: 2016 Albury Visual Services UK)Albury Vineyard (Pic: 2016 Albury Visual Services UK)

And the winner is…

Albury Vineyard, Albury

Judge Kenneth Bare says:

‘Any business can make life difficult for itself, but by choosing to establish Albury Organic Vineyard as not just organic but also biodynamic, Nick Wenman and his team have positioned themselves in a very specific part of the English wine scene. It’s working! The products look and taste good, and they are appearing in lots of local pubs, restaurants and retailers – as well as more distant, premium locations such as Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. With other nearby producers, there is also the vision of turning the area into a local food and drink hub – a brilliant opportunity for Surrey artisan producers.”

Highly commended:

Briscoe’s Jellies

The Art of Curry

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Food and Drink Producer of the Year is sponsored by Woking Food and Drink Festival

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Click here to take a look back at last year’s winners.

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