Perthshire-based berry wine producer Cairn O’Mohr made it to the final of the BBC’s annual Food & Farming Awards.
The company, which produces small-batch berry wines, was the only Scottish drinks company in the final trio in the ‘Best Drinks’ category.
The awards, established in 2000, celebrate the finest in small-scale food and drinks production and farming across the British Isles. The drinks category included entrants spanning pioneering brewers and cider-makers, to distillers and winemakers.
On reaching the finals, co-owner Ron Gillies said; “We are delighted to have made it into the final trio for this year’s awards. We were in great company of such a wide group of dedicated drinks producers from across the UK. It’s an honour to represent Scotland, with Perthshire renowned worldwide for its fruit crops.”
Husband and wife team Ron & Judith Gillies opened Cairn O’Mohr in 1987 using locally-sourced fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, brambles and elderberry for its range of still and sparkling wines.