Nyetimber, the pioneer of English sparkling wine, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race.
Nyetimber champions the best of British sport, and like the world-class riders competing in the race, constantly strives for perfection. Stage winners and the overall race winner will be presented with a magnum of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage.
Hugh Roberts, Tour of Britain executive chairman, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Nyetimber, a truly prestigious British brand who exemplify the Tour of Britain’s core values and identity. Our guests in the Sportsbreaks.com Terrace at each stage finish will be able to enjoy Nyetimber’s unmistakable sparking wine as they watch the world-class action unfold, further enhancing their race day experience.
“As this year’s race draws closer, we’re looking forward to seeing which rider claims the magnum of Nytetimber when they are crowned our 2023 champion in Caerphilly on Sunday 10 September!”
Taking place between Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 September, the Tour of Britain covers eight stages over 1,200 kilometres around the country. Following a Grand Départ from Greater Manchester, the Tour will visit North Wales, East Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Essex, and South West England.
This year’s champion will be crowned in historic Caerphilly following an undulating stage in South Wales.
This is the 19th edition of the race, and it forms part of the prestigious UCI ProSeries. A predicted 1.5 million spectators are expected to watch the 16 teams in action, capitalising on the free-to-attend nature of the event.
For over 35 years, Nyetimber has had a single aim: crafting exceptional English Sparkling Wine that rivals the very best in the world. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English Sparkling Wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Regarded as England’s finest sparkling wine, Nyetimber is made from one hundred percent estate-grown grapes. Owner and Chief Executive, Eric Heerema, works together with Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs and Senior Winemaker Brad Greatrix to produce wine of extraordinary elegance and quality. Cherie Spriggs was named ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge 2018 – one of the most highly-regarded wine competitions in the world. She was the first woman as well as the first person outside the Champagne region of France to win this prestigious award.
Nyetimber has 11 vineyards spanning 372 hectares in West Sussex, Hampshire, and Kent and is served in some of the world’s most renowned locations including Annabel’s, The Savoy, The Ivy, Dinner by Heston, Ritz Carlton Berlin, The Edition Tokyo, Jumierah Zabeel Saray Dubai and many more.
About the Tour of Britain
Relaunched in 2004 after a five-year absence from the calendar, the Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event, held annually across eight days in September.
The free-to-watch sporting spectacular features Olympic, world and Tour de France champions, and attracts a roadside audience of over 1.5m spectators. Live coverage of the race is shown daily in the UK on ITV4, in addition to around the world. The Tour of Britain is part of the UCI ProSeries, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events in the sport’s global calendar.