Bolney Wine Estate shifts still wine collection to screw cap

Bolney Wine Estate has announced it will use screw caps for all of its still wines. The move will see all of the new vintage releases this year – available from April – with the new closure instead of cork.

The West Sussex-based winery plans to use the Vinotwist cap, which has Saranex lining and is said to allow similar permeability to the corks that Bolney previously used. The screw caps are fully recyclable, and are more reliable than cork at keeping oxygen out.

Sam Linter, managing director, said: “Our transition to screw caps has been done with careful consideration, diligence and planning. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our processes as well as increase efficiency. This is turn delivers our promise to consistently produce delicious wine.”

Bolney Wine Estate has been making English wines at its Sussex estate for more than 40 years. The producer has a selection of white, red and sparkling wines; the latter is made using the same traditional method used to produce Champagne.