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Farmer Les White with the first crop, he donated a field to start the vineyard off...<br />
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A village pub skittle team who formed a wine-growing syndicate have bowled industry experts over with their award-winning version of Champagne.<br />
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But wine lovers may struggle to lay their hands on a bottle of the tasty first vintage, as the two acre site barely produces enough vino to keep the thirsty locals happy...and you certainly won't find it in a main stream supermarket.<br />
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The idea to plant their own grapevines came to the four drinkers in 2007 as a result of a conversation in their local pub in Shaldon, Devon.<br />
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In 2013 the group, called Dalwood Vineyard, took their first harvest and in 2015 they celebrated its first bottle of sparkling wine which has now won a bronze medal in the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards.