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Camel Valley applies for UK first Appelation

Bob Lindo, joint founder of Camel Valley Vineyards in Cornwall, has submitted the UK’s first single grower application for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) recognition.

The winery has applied to the EU, through DEFRA, for a PDO for a small area known by the historic field name of Darnibole. Darnibole vineyard has an ancient slate sub soil; a steep south facing slope, and grows Bacchus grapes of exceptional quality.

The Lindos have set very strict criteria: 100% Bacchus from Darnibole, no acidification or de-acidification, no sweetening, higher natural alcohol, hand picking, must be made at the adjoining Camel Valley winery and most importantly, it must be compared with previous vintages to ensure typicity.