A vineyard in Lewdown came away with their arms full of gold this week when they won two categories at the Food Drink Devon Awards.

Alder Vineyards received Gold for Best Cafe and for their Madeleine Angevine, a white wine grape.

Devon’s talented food and drink scene was alive at the 12th Food Drink Devon Awards. More than 444 individuals from the county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers celebrated in style at the esteemed awards’ ceremony, held at Sandy Park the home to Gallagher Premiership Rugby team, the Exeter Chiefs.

Commenting on the awards, chair of Food Drink Devon, Greg Parsons, said: “Devon has a fantastic food and drink scene, one of the best to be found anywhere in this country.  

“Once again, we have enjoyed a record number of entries for the Food Drink Devon Awards and it will be no surprise that we have awarded a record number of Gold and Platinum winners. 

“Our aim with the awards is not to measure one against the other, but to identify products and destinations that we are proud to present as Devon’s finest.”

Food Drink Devon is committed to increasing the county’s profile, both nationally and internationally and represents a membership of Devon’s leading food and drink producers, speciality retailers, hospitality and catering businesses.  Through working with like-minded businesses, together they showcase Devon as a county where the use of fantastic quality, seasonal and local produce is standard. The organisation and its members share a commitment to enjoy, inspire and discover more about food and drink. Look out for their green heart logo which is carried by over 350 producers and businesses across Devon.  

For more information on Food Drink Devon visit fooddrinkdevon.co.uk