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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 26 February, 2003, 18:05 GMT
Winemaker toasts Westminster success
Camel Valley Vineyard
The Lindos set up the business in 1989
A Cornish wine producer is celebrating after one of his wines was selected to grace the tables of the House of Commons.

Camel Valley Vineyard's Atlantic Dry wine was selected after a blind tasting at Parliament and will soon appear on the House of Commons' wine list.

Bob Lindo, who owns the business with his wife Annie, described it as a "great accolade".

"This is a first for Cornwall," he said.

This wine seems to be causing quite a stir at the moment
Bob Lindo, Camel Valley Vineyard

"It's very exciting.

"The House of Commons' Wine Committee is very fastidious and it is great hurdle for us to have got through."

Mr Lindo, a former RAF pilot, set up the business in 1989 and is currently in the process of doubling the vineyard's capacity.

Five wines

"We are planting another 8,000 vines at the moment, all paid for by the success of the business, we sell all we can produce."

Atlantic Dry is one of five wines produced by the vineyard, which specialises in sparkling wines.

"This wine seems to be causing quite a stir at the moment," he said.

"It will be featured in the next Observer Food Monthly magazine and in the May issue of the BBC's Good Food Magazine."

The business also recently won the title of Waitrose/Times Drinks Producer Of the Year 2002.

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