Lyme Bay Winery festive drinks guide

Well it’s December, and what a year it’s been. With 2020 drawing to a close, may we be so bold as to suggest some festive tipples to add a dash of Christmas cheer at the end of this incredibly challenging year, and to raise a toast for brighter days to come.

Cosy up on Christmas Eve

A spicy, warming drink will give you just the boost you need when you’re hunkering down for a spot of last minute Christmas card writing and gift wrapping.

For more than a whiff of nostalgia, our Mulled Wine combines damson and elderberry with notes of winter spices to create what we reckon is the tastiest mulled wine in the country. Warm slowly in a saucepan and serve with an extra tot of brandy for a traditional winter pick-me-up.

Also available in a three litre bag-in-box, containing 24 scrumptious servings of this fruity classic.

Start Christmas morning with a pop

The perfect Christmas drink for sharing with friends and loved ones, our Brut Reserve (NV) is a light and refreshing fruit-driven sparkler to start Christmas morning with a pop. Created using the Traditional Method, this sparkling white wine is bursting with aromas of lemon, green apples and freshly cut grass, making it a perfect match for all palates.

We’ve also launched a half-bottle version of this in time for Christmas, so you can treat everyone to their own individual serve.

Take it easy on Boxing Day

Our bestselling still wine, Shoreline is an easy-drinking dry white that will sit happily alongside any dish you rustle up from the Christmas leftovers. Well-balanced and refreshing with complex layers, this crisp, crowd-pleasing wine has enticing notes of pineapple, lime and pear with a dry finish.

Zing in the New Year

The fine, delicate bubbles of our Classic Cuvée make for a truly elegant sparkler that’s suitably sophisticated for New Year’s Eve. Its golden colour and slight blush tint hold depths of citrus notes, along with the more complex secondary aromas of cooked apples, breadcrumbs, honey and almond. (Please note, our Classic Cuvée is now sold out but it still available as part of the Celebration Case)

Something special for New Year’s Day

Start the year as you mean to go on, with a bottle – or two – of our Sparkling Rosé. Made with pinot noir grapes this fruit-driven sparkling wine has notes of wild strawberries and redcurrants with a rich honey warmth. The vibrant pink colour is sure to bring cheer and a reason to look ahead with rosé tinted glasses!

Our new cases cover all bases

We know that choosing just one of our award-winning English wines is too much of a decision, which is why we’ve launched three new case selections to take the responsibility off your hands.

Add some class and sparkle to the festive period with our English Wine Celebration Case – at the special price of £100, instead of £137.96. Showcasing the best of the best from the Lyme Bay Winery, it contains:

  • 1 x Classic Cuvee Reserve 2013
  • 2 x Brut Reserve
  • 1 x Sparkling Rose
  • 1 x Chardonnay 2018
  • 1 x Bacchus Block 2018

Our English Wine Mixed Case has more of a focus on our still wines, and includes:

  • Shoreline 2019
  • Sandbar 2018
  • Bacchus Block 2018
  • Pinot Noir Rose 2018
  • Chardonnay 2018
  • Brut Reserve

All for an astonishing £75, instead of £106.45

And finally, our Crowd Pleaser Case comes in at an incredible £70, instead of £93.94, for a selection of our best-selling English wines. Certain to offer something for everyone, this case boasts:

  • 2 x Shoreline 2019 – our signature English Still white blend. The perfect aperitif.
  • 2 x Sandbar Bacchus 2018 – crisp, refreshing and eloquent. Perfect with smoked salmon or mackerel pate.
  • 2 x Pinot Noir rose 2018 – Elegant and refined with a hint of strawberries and cream and delicate red fruit notes. Perfect as an aperitif served chilled.

Last orders for Christmas delivery 19th December

And we offer free delivery on orders over £25 – tick one more thing off your Christmas to-do list today. You can place your order via our website, with our friendly team here at the Winery via email at, or by calling us on 01297 551355 if you’d like to order by phone.

In the meantime, all of us here at the Winery would like to thank you for your continued custom and wish you and yours all the very best for Christmas and the year ahead.

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