The Britannia Times
Event Partner: Cono SurPublished on 16th. May 2017
Championing the bicycle from the vineyards of Chile all the way to the fields of Derbyshire. Cono Sur is proud to be the Official Wine of Eroica Britannia for 2017.
As the morning fog lifts over the foothills of the Andes, it reveals clusters of bicycles resting on the rows of vines at the Cono Sur winery. The bicycle is our icon as everyone who works at the vineyard, from those who handpick the delicate grapes to the winemaker, travels from village to vine by bike. It seemed only fitting that as a tribute to the workers we name a range of wine after them - Bicicleta.
Bicycles & Geese!
In addition to the bicycles, Cono Sur ‘employs’ over 1,000 geese at its vineyards. The geese help to keep the delicate balance of nature, and are set to roam free amongst the vines to eat the small beetles which try to eat the grapes. This together with other practices help to negate that the use of pesticides and harmful chemicals ensuring the wines are as nature intended.
Limited Edition Bottles
Our love of the Bicycle has travelled beyond the vineyard and into the world’s most prestigious road cycle race - Le Tour de France. Since 2014 Cono Sur has been the official wine of Le Tour de France and to celebrate we have commissioned acclaimed cycling artist, Eliza Southwood to create a Limited Edition piece of art for this year’s Le Tour de France Bicicleta bottle.
As the pelotons race around Derbyshire and France, pick up the Limited Edition bottle and raise a glass to riders around the world.
Cono Sur Limited Edition bottles will be available exclusively at all Eroica Britannia bars and once back home at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons and Ocado.
Cono Sur - The UK’s favourite Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc.
(Source: IRI Data from Latest 52 week ending 25.03.17)