Flint Vineyards, Silex Blanc, Norfolk, England, 2019 - Vino Gusto

Flint Vineyard 'Silex Blanc' 2022

Single bottle price: £26.00

Mix any 6 bottles price: £24.70

Mix any 12 bottles price: £23.40

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  • Free next day delivery (spend £150+)
  • Free same day local delivery (spend £50, otherwise £2 charge)

Flint Vineyard is named after the stoney ground upon which it rests. Silex (French for Flint) is their nod towards the plots of vines from which these Pinot dominant varieties were grown in the Waveney Valley, Norfolk. Using Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, these classic grape varieties were previously considered difficult to grow and ripen in the UK’s climate. But modern approaches and knowledge have shown that excellent high quality wines can be made and the Silex has garnered a reputation for being one of these.

This is a more complex wine than their Bacchus, with texture and weight. The wine is full of apricot and toasty, nutty flavours with a soft, elegant texture. It drinks well young but has good medium term ageing potential that will allow it to open and develop over time.

Owner and winemaker, Ben Witchell has had a lifelong passion for wine. What started as a desire to learn more about the vinous world quickly spiralled out of control, leading Ben to quit his job in IT and work out how to make wine in 2007. Having since extensively travelled the wine-making world, gained a first-class degree in Oenology and Viticulture at Plumpton College and spent three years in Beaujolais as an assistant winemaker, he is indeed a winemaker, with great respect for both the creative art and the fascinating science of the profession.

With the aim of starting his own winemaking venture in the UK, Ben pinpointed south Norfolk or Suffolk as being potential spots to craft outstanding English wines. With pockets of suitable vineyard soil, and a combination of being the warmest, driest most consistent climate in the country, East Anglia showed great potential. A chance email sent to a local farmer resulted in Ben taking on a plot of vines already planted in the sunny and sheltered Waveney Valley, Norfolk in 2015. Flint Vineyard was born, named after the stony soil on which it is planted.

Since then Flint Vineyard has flourished. There are now over 26,000 vines covering 6 hectares and a state-of-the-art winery allows wine production at the highest level. Flint has gained a solid reputation for producing some of the best premium English still wines. It has also innovated with methods in the winery and products such as the Charmat Rosé, the first sparkling wine to be made using the Charmat method, most commonly used in Prosecco.


Wine Details

  • Pinot Blanc
  • Chardonnay
Region: Norfolk
Country: England
Wine Type: White
Wine Style: Rich & Round Whites
Vintage: 2022
Volume: 750ml
Alcohol: 11.5%


Local delivery within 5km of our Bury St Edmunds shop is made by Bury St Edmunds EcoCarriers service. Orders placed before 1pm will be delivered same day between 3-6pm, Monday - Saturday. Orders placed after the cut off time will be delivered next working day (Monday - Saturday).

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The 5km area covers Bury St Edmunds town centre, Moreton Hall, Lark Grange, Marham Park, Gt Barton, Nowton, Horringer, Westley, the Fornhams. Please contact us if you live in any of these areas and don't see the local delivery option available to you.

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Local delivery within 20km of our Bury St Edmunds shop is made by the Vino Gusto team. Orders placed before 1pm will be delivered within three working days. There is a minimum spend of £20 for this service.

Please give details of a safe location for your parcel to be left if you are not going to be in.


UK Mainland (England, Wales, Scottish Borders & Central Scotland)  
Orders must be placed before 12pm for next day delivery (Monday - Thursday). Orders placed before 12pm on Friday will be delivered on Monday. Orders placed after 12pm on Friday and before 12pm on Monday will be delivered on Tuesday.
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Orders up to £149.99 - £10 (per case)

We do not deliver wine internationally. 

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Delivery is then the following working day. So if you order before 12pm and we have the stock available, you should receive your wine the following working day, as stated above.

Deliveries are normally made weekdays before 4pm.

Unsuccessful deliveries will be attempted the next working day if nobody is available to accept the delivery, unless you specify a place to leave the shipment in this case. If a request is made for wine to be left unattended, Vino Gusto will not be held responsible if the wine goes missing after the courier has delivered it.

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Please note that we, regretfully, are currently unable to ship to Northern Ireland.
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