Renegade And Longton Elderflower Regular Sparkling Wine
The story of Renegade & Longton begins on the Isle of Skye where Brendan’s eccentric younger brother had concocted a traditional elderflower sparkling wine. Brendan was convinced he had tasted the future and his passions were ignited - though Ewan had no interest, so stayed on the island building boats. That left Brendan to experiment with the champagne method in his living room, to perfect the original recipe and to see what else could be made without grapes. After one too many explosions he paired up with Richard who had a handy garden shed – as well as 30 years’ experience making wine. From their experiments two wines emerged – a timeless sparkling elderflower and a fresh elderflower blush (rhubarb, strawberries and blackberries added at the fermentation stage). Renegade & Longton continue to be inspired by the era when Champagne and sparkling wines were first popularised, where batches were produced using ingredients foraged in the hedgerows to complement the grapes. We use the traditional champagne method to produce wines that are dry, and counterpoint the natural flavours of the fruit. We are driven by the pursuit of new flavours and combinations, and can’t wait to share our next generation of sparkling blends.