Cornwall has always had a few iconic gastronomic feathers to its bow – in the form of the pasty, clotted cream and saffron buns. And in the last 10 years it’s also forged its way on the path to regional culinary excellence, now boasting celebrated chefs and Michelin Star restaurants in enviable coastal locations.
But it’s not just the foodie scene that’s been burgeoning, the drinks industry, specifically wine, has been making waves. Cornish vineyards have been cashing in on the coastal micro-climates to create some exquisite Cornish tipples. And Camel Valley Vineyard in particular has led the way in this new regional industry – their vineyard sits on the banks of the beautiful Camel Valley and if you’re in the area they’re definitely worth a visit to tour the vines, take a tasting and buy direct from the producers.
We popped down there during the summer for a bit of a poke around, and of course to enjoy a glass of their award winning fizz.
Sadly the tours aren’t dog friendly, so we left the Black Dog at home for the day – he deserved a rest.