UK talk show host Graham Norton is back with a new vintage for 2017, this year taking the winemaking reigns to blend his own beverage from scratch.
Armed with the entire Invivo wine blending setup, Norton worked his winemaking magic to create his 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Graham Norton Rosé and Graham Norton Shiraz. For the very first time, he also created a Prosecco – a result of Invivo’s recent partnership with Italian growers based in Prosecco’s home of Veneto.
And in true Invivo style, the boys have released the annual video of the production of Graham Norton’s Own Wines – which shows exactly what happened when he was left to his own devices.
“You could go so far as to say we were ‘fizzing’ over it,” said Invivo cofounder Tim Lightbourne.” But in all seriousness, since we worked with Graham on his first vintage Sauvignon Blanc in 2014, our winemaking trio has become like no other. Graham is so hands on with the process, very enthusiastic and is getting better and better every year!”
From 14,000 bottles produced in 2014 to more than 2 million forecast for 2017, demand for the wine has increased exponentially. Since 2016, production has increased by 500,000 bottles.