Camel Valley, Cornwall's most prestigious vineyard, has been granted a royal warrant. It is the first English wine producer to receive the honour and joins premium brands such as Martini Vermouth, Champagne Bollinger and Pimm's.
Camel Valley, which has supplied the Royal Household for a number of years, successfully applied for the warrant. Companies must have been a supplier before being allowed to submit an application. The application is then reviewed and granted by the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh or Prince of Wales.
It's super news for Camel Valley and English wines. The winery, founded by Bob Lindo and today spearheaded by winemaker son Sam, has long been one of England's best producers of sparkling wine.
The news has resulted in betting shops slashing their odds for Camel Valley to be the favourite at Prince Harry's Royal Wedding in May.
Bob Lindo confirmed rumours Camel Valley has been granted the Royal Warrant, writing on Twitter today:
"I can confirm that Camel Valley has been granted a Royal Warrant. It is a great honour and we are, as you would expect, absolutely delighted!"
Camel Valley was previously the UK's first wine producer to be granted a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) from the European Union for is Darnible vineyard. The vineyard covers 28-acres and grows the Bacchus fruit for the winery's flagship still white wine Dry Bacchus.