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The Reformer 2013

£12/bottle.  Case discount of 5% and special rates for volunteers are available.The Reformer 2013 wine bottle

 Why the Reformer?

Centuries ago, Warden Abbey was dissolved as a result of the English Reformation.  Now it's being 'reformed' again as a vineyard for the local community.  The community is central to our ethos and we wanted to celebrate Bedfordshire with our wines.  We therefore named our Bacchus/Reichensteiner blend as a bow to prison reformer John Howard, who lived in nearby Cardington - thus linking the vineyard's history with its exciting future.


Bacchus and  Reichensteiner
ABV 12%

Tasting Note

“White flowers & a hint of elderflower, the nose has an attractive mix of spring flowers. The start of the palate is fresh & citrusy but it fills out in the middle with a tropical fruit mix and a hint of white peach. The sweetness on the back palate is balanced by lime freshness and the finish has a good length of flavour.”   Derek Smedley, Master of                                       Wine.


Litmus Wines at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey.  Chief Winemaker is John Worontschak, a winemaker and international wine business consultant with over 30 years experience. John has worked with wineries in virtually every wine producing country in the world providing advice in all aspects of the wine industry. He is joined by winemaker Matthieu  Elzinger. At the age of 15, Matthieu was a hands on winemaker at the family vineyard in the Loire Valley. His winemaking experience includes vintages in Margaux and Piemonte, he has studied extensively in Champagne and for the past 11 years he has been running his family's 210 hectare vineyard and winery in Muscadet. 

Availability  1771 bottles produced