Award winning English winery goes into administration
One of English Wines most promising vineyards has announced they are going into administration this week. Wickham Vineyard had three of their wines served at a lunch attended by HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Walthamstow, London, last year. The vineyard in Hampshire has won several awards its Special Reserve Red 2006, Special Reserve Fume NV and Vintage Selection Dry NV – won medals or commendations in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2009.
Wickham, which was established in Hampshire in 1984, filed for bankruptcy just before Christmas, with the loss of more than 20 jobs, although it is understood that allied businesses The Vineyard restaurant and WineShare are continuing to trade.