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NEWS & PRESS


Over the years our wines have gained recognition and a reputation for quality both within the trade and with customers.  Here is a selection of some of our achievements:


World Rugby Cup Video (July 2015)

The vineyard and our wines featured in a video posted by World Rugby in the run up to the Rugby World Cup hosted by England in September 2015.  David Ellis chronicles his successful time as France’s defence coach.  He took some of our wines to share at the pre match dinner during the 2011 Six Nation Campaign in France and records the excellent comments made by the then France head coach.

In celebration of Yorkshire Day our Leventhorpe Sparkling was used as one of the ingredients in creating a Yorkshire cocktail – ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’ – using the finest Yorkshire ingredients by Mix’n’Twist Bartending.

Yorkshire’s Finest’ Cocktail created for Yorkshire Day (01 August 2015)

Barging around Britain with John Sergeant’ (February 2015)

Leventhorpe Vineyard featured in the episode on the Aire & Calder Navigation in his series on ITV.

The Times featured Leventhorpe Madeleine Angevine Late Harvest 2007 when it won supreme ‘gold’ medal in a competition for wines from the south Midlands to the north.



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The Times (29 August 2013)

The Worshipful Company of Vintners (February 2013)

Leventhorpe Madeleine Angevine 2010 served at a Reception & Dinner hosted by The Worshipful Company of Vintners in the City of London. It was one of the events held to celebrate their 650th anniversary and their
association with the Magna Carta. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall was in attendance.

Independent on-line (02 March 2012)

Leventhorpe Sparkling included among ‘The 10 Best English Wines’.


Decanter Magazine (September 2011)

Leventhorpe Madeleine Angevine 2009 selected by Susy Atkins in her pick of English wines.  It also featured on the Decanter website over the Christmas period.


In the spirit of ‘entente cordiale’ Leventhorpe hosted a wine exchange with Chateau Masburel – courtesy of Jet2 – presided over by the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

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Wine Exchange with Chateau Masburel, Bergerac (May 2011)

BBC Olive Magazine (December 2010)


Leventhorpe included in the ‘Festive Escapes’ article.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (2009)


Leventhorpe Yorkshire Brut served in the VIP lounge when the event was held in Sheffield.

BBC Country file Magazine (May 2009)


Leventhorpe included in Oz Clarke’s ‘Pick of the Best’ six British vineyards, who stated “Leventhorpe is a once tasted always remembered kind of wine”.

Leventhorpe Vineyard visited by Oz Clarke and James May in the BBC television series and featured in their book.

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Oz & James Drink to Britain (2009)



Official visit to Leventhorpe Vineyard by HRH The Duke of Kent who was “astonished by the quality of the wine”.

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Royal Visit (July 2007)

Financial Times (May 2007)


Leventhorpe Madeleine Angevine recommended by Jancis Robinson

The Daily Telegraph (July 2006)


Leventhorpe Madeleine Angevine included as one of the ‘Wines of the Week’.

Rick Stein’s Guide to the food heroes of Britain (2003)

Leventhorpe Vineyard included.

Flying the Flag for Yorkshire and England

In March 2016 Leventhorpe Madeleine Angevine 2012 was taken to the MIPIM 2016 Exhibition in Cannes, courtesy of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.  We were proud to fly the flag for Yorkshire and England.

In April 2016 nine of the Jurats of the Jurade, who are all top winegrowers in Saint-Emilion, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puissequin Saint-Emilion visited Leventhorpe Vineyard whilst on a visit to England organised by the Chancellor of the Jurade de Saint-Emilion in the North of England.

Photograph: Lorne Campbell/Guzelian

Visit by the Jurats of the Jurade de Saint-Emilion

Jurats of the Jurade de Saint-Emilion

http://www.worldrugby.org/worldrugbytv/video/80443


Gold for Leventhorpe

In June 2016 in the industry's annual wine awards - the prestigious 'English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition' - Leventhorpe won several awards.  The icing on the cake was a Gold award for our Seyval 2014. The wines were judged by a team of 5 Masters of Wine and marked to international professional standards.

Bringing a taste of Yorkshire to the British Embassy to celebrate the finish of the Tour de France

Leventhorpe was invited by UK Trade & Investment to contribute wine towards an event celebrating the finish of the Tour de France on Sunday 24 July 2016.  At the invitation of the British Embassy in Paris Welcome to Yorkshire held the event a ‘Yorkshire High Tea’ for invited guests at their stand on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees.  It showed the best of the region’s products.  Leventhorpe Madeleine Angevine 2012 was paired with Yorkshire cheeses and the guests were “astonished at the quality of Yorkshire fare”.  We were delighted to be associated with the Tour de France and its Yorkshire links and proud that our wine had been chosen to represent the region.

Team Sky celebrates Chris Froome's Yellow Jersey win on the Champs-Elysées.  Image courtesy of ASO© - G.Demouveaux

Kingdom of Elmet Food Day at the Houses of Parliament


On 18 January 2017 Leventhorpe participated in the Kingdom of Elmet Food Day in the Houses of Parliament at the invitation of Alec Shelbrooke MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Elmet & Rothwell.  It was a great opportunity to show our award winning wines to MPs, Ministers and Peers and we were delighted at the interest and favourable comments received.