The Royal IW Agricultural Society’s Food Provenance Scheme Wight Marque is delighted to welcome a new member to the scheme with the presentation this week of their Gold Marque to The Royal Hotel in Ventnor. Steve Harris, head chef, accepted the Gold Marque certificate on behalf of the hotel, which is well known for its use of the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourcing locally-grown vegetables, award-winning cheeses, locally reared meats, game and seafood from the Island’s farmers and fishermen.
Huge Congratulations to Wight Marque Producer the Isle of Wight Distillery as their HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin, has been awarded
a prestigious 'Best in Category International Navy Strength Gin' accolade at this year’s
American Distilling Institute (ADI) Spirit Competition. Known as the ‘Voice of Craft Distilling’
the ADI presented these internationally recognised awards yesterday evening (4th April) at
its Annual Conference in Baltimore, USA.
Adding to this achievement, the Isle of Wight team also won coveted Bronze Medals for its
A huge thank you to all the fantastic Wight Marque members who took part in the IW County Show this year - whether as part of the Southern Co-operative Food Pavilion, a Food Concession, a participant on the stage or just displaying a banner on the main ring.
This was a big step up in participation from 2015 and we are busy planning next year's Food Pavilion to be bigger and better than ever so do let us know if you would like to be on our list of interested businesses for next year!