North Star 2018, Eglantine’s flagship dessert wine has clinched yet another International Award in the London based “Spring Tasting” hosted by the Drinks Business (Global Trade Publication).

‘Global Wine Masters’ attracted contestants from right around the globe. A panel of renowned international wine judges awarded North Star 2018 a Silver Medal, which brings the tally for awards on the national and international stage to 26, including 12 Golds and four Trophies, in only eight vintages.

Why only eight Vintages in almost 50 years? The fruit must be perfectly ripe (with balanced sweetness and acidity) selectively handpicked and the production process in the winery meticulously controlled to achieve success. Each harvest of these grapes (Madeleine Angevine) take on average three years to the bottle as North Star. As such North Star will always be a rare gem, coveted by connoisseurs everywhere.

The judges from the Drinks Business commented: “We finished with sweet wines including a little gem from Nottinghamshire, Eglantine`s North Star.”

As they approach their 50th anniversary at Eglantine Vineyard (2025) their daughter Helenka at Hanwell Wine Estate, Hickling Pastures, Notts, currently twice the acreage of Eglantine Vineyard, is taking the family business forward.

With more than fifty years of wine making under his belt, Tony Skuriat (81) continues to look forward to every vintage.