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award-winning island wines at the Royal

Island Wines

Three of Adgestone’s fine wines join The Royal’s existing wine list: their Full Bodied Red, Medium White and a light, fresh Rose. We hope you will enjoy them when you next dine with us. 

The Royal has long held the reputation of a food destination hotel, and we are fortunate to be able to source some fantastic ingredients from local producers and farmers, here on the Isle of Wight. Knowing how discerning our customers are, it has always been our mission to serve excellent wine to complement our mouthwatering menu. As a result, The Royal’s comprehensive wine list is unsurpassed on the Island for its depth and breadth of choice. Now, we are proud to be able to offer diners the welcome addition of an award-winning range of English wines, grown just eight miles away from us on the slopes of Brading Down.

Adgestone Vineyard is one of the country’s oldest working vineyards, and the site may even once have been cultivated by the Romans. Set on one of the highest points of the Island, Adgestone benefits from a south-facing location and chalky soil, which, along with its almost frost-free microclimate, makes it perfect for growing vines. Owner Russ Broughton planted three thousand new vines when he took over the ten acre site in 2013, and a further two thousand in April 2017, choosing grape varieties that flourish in mild environments, such as Bacchus, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc. In recent years, his wines have won both Silver and Bronze at the Wessex Wine awards. 

Island Wines

Three of Adgestone’s fine wines join The Royal’s existing wine list: their Full Bodied Red, Medium White and a light, fresh Rose. We hope you will enjoy them when you next dine with us. If you have ever chosen our Tasting Menu with accompanying wine matches, you will know how committed we are in offering a sophisticated dining experience, where wine and food complement each other harmoniously. Our food and beverage team continue to work hard at developing this, and we hope to introduce you to some exciting food and wine pairings over the coming months.