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Bristol Allotment Vineyard announces collaboration with Sussex Rosé specialist

Nania’s Vineyard, a Bristol Allotment Vineyard turned drinks brand, has partnered with one of England’s only specialist rosé wine producers, Off the Line, to produce its next vintage.

Founded by documentary cameraman James Bayliss-Smith and his wife Shelley Nania, Nania’s Vineyard is a collaborative English drinks brand with a vision to bring English craft drinks to a wide audience, through the sustainable and convenient choice of cans for their drinks.

Launched during lockdown, the company entered the fray with an English wine spritzer clocking in at just 5.5% ABV.

2020 is proving to be a vintage year for the English wine industry, despite some vineyards experiencing a devastating frost early in the season. Off the Line is creating a bespoke wine for Nania’s from their Rondo grapes, recently picked, pressed and currently fermenting in Sussex.

This will form the base wine for a fruity Rosé Spritzer, due to be blended with Springwater drawn from beneath the Glastonbury Tor, and set to launch in the spring.

The next project for Nania’s Vineyard is a Kombucha brewery, currently being set up by founder James Bayliss-Smith next to his central Bristol allotment, enabling the company to expand its range of products with a ‘backyard booch‘, craft-brewed and barrel-fermented with hops grown on the allotment and tea sourced from the best plantations across the world.

At the forefront of the craft drinks revolution, Nania’s Vineyard is set to build on its success with ambitious plans for 2021.