Sussex-based English wine producer Highweald Wine, a subsidiary of Highweald Beverages, has announced the acquisition of Lake Street Vineyard.
Planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, it will be used to produce classic method fizz as well as still wine 'in limited quantities'.
'We’re extremely excited to welcome the Lake Street vineyard to our Highweald Wine portfolio,' commented Highweald Beverages general manager Robin Langton. 'Developing our market share within this rapidly-growing industry is of great importance if we wish to operate at the forefront of the English drinks market. We are currently in the process of creating extensive plans to increase the output of the vineyard, making it a very exciting time for the business.'
The company said that it will continue to seek vineyard land 'in a quest to further expand its market share within the English drinks market'.