Together we can make great wine

We’re excited to reveal that the first ever member-designed Co-op product will hit the shelves in a Co-op near you in October and you can be involved in creating it.

First up, we’d like you to tell us which white wine variety will be your member choice – pinot grigio, chardonnay or chardonnay-viognier.

If you’ve already got a firm fave, click here to vote.

If you’d like to know more, take a look at the video below to hear what our wine team has to say about each of the varieties.

As well as deciding on the variety of wine, it will be down to you and other members to come up with the tasting notes created for it, its name and the label design.

This is a Co-op first, as we look to get members involved at every stage of developing this new product, with tastings and production visits in the offing too.

We’ve got regular check-ins planned with members along the way:

March
You decide on which variety of grape to use
April
100 members will then sample the chosen wine to help us develop tasting notes to appear on the bottle, point of sale and on our website
April
Members will help us name the wine and you’ll get to vote for your favourite
May
We’d like your help in designing the label
June
You’ll get to vote for your favourite label
July
We’ll give you an update on the wine as it begins its journey from California to the UK
August
Some lucky members who have been involved in the project will be invited to the bottling plant to see the new member wine being bottled
October
We’ll unveil what you have all created and the new member wine will be on the shelves in your local Co-op

Whether you’re partial to a Pinot, charmed by Chardonnay or Viognier gets your vote, join in to be part of making a perfectly bottled bit of Co-op history – cast your vote now!

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We’ll let you know the results of this first vote at the end of the month. Don’t forget to keep a look out for the next opportunity in early May, when we’ll be calling on you to help us create the tasting notes that will appear on the label, point of sale material and online.

Joe Turner

Wine Buyer

Join the conversation! 47 Comments

  1. I think the Pinot sounds very good that would be my choice .

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  2. they all sound great, but it’s pinot for me!

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  3. All sound good, but think has to be Chardonnay – Viognier, reason for my choice is I don’t always look for what food the wine goes with, when I’m drinking wine it is with friends and not always with food. what food it is best with is helpful.

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  4. Chardonnay always first for me. Chardonnay Viognier would be my second choice . 😋

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  5. I think They all sound good so i’d need try them all just to be sure haha 😜

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  6. I like the flavour of pinot better, but do like the idea of sourcing from a co-operative vineyard. Wish we could source pinot from a co-op vineyard…

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  7. I think we need a cracking fruity trendy wine that all will love !
    The name ” clover leaf”

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  8. The Pinot grape

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  9. My choice would be chardonnay voignier as I like to try less well known grapes as well as the classics.

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  10. I’d go for the Chardonnay Viognier for two reasons. First it sounds more interesting than the other two – there are already loads of Pinots and straight Chardonnays on the market. And, second it comes from a co-operative source. So for me, it ticks both the commercial and the co-operative boxes. Good luck with whatever you go with.

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  11. Chardonnay Viognier for both taste and sourcing.

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  12. As Terry Wogan would have said, its the Pinot for me!!!!

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  13. Just voted and it is Pinot all the way

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  14. Just bored for Chardonnay Viognier, two grapes are better than one and sourcing from a winery that was founded from a co-operative is very fitting with our relaunch 😊

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  15. Just voted for Chardonnay Viognier, two grapes are better than one and sourcing from a winery that was founded from a co-operative is very fitting with our relaunch 😊

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  16. I like the Chardonnay being from a coop…. but I’ve voted for the Pinot Grigio. It’s a sunny day and this sounds like a good one for Spring 😊

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  17. Just cast my vote for the Pinot Grigio, although the choice wasn’t easy. When you’re a wine lover like me, Chardonnay and Viognier are also very tempting! Cheers🥂😊

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  18. I would love to be able to get a good NON ALCOHOIC red wine. Since a virus shredded my liver, alcohol is out of the question.

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  19. I’m a pinot person but excited by the new (for me) Chardonnay Viognier so I’m voting for the C V. I’ll drink to that!

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  20. Im voting for either of the Chardonnays , we purchase the current stock in our local branch

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  21. I am voting the pinot as easy on the palate.
    I think it should be called Co – O Pleasurable …….
    Meaning pleasurable experience.

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  22. Like the pilot smooth and easy to drink great tasting

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  23. I really do like the idea of the Chardonnay Voignier, the apricot peachy notes sound absolutely delicious, weather many realise it or not, we all smell everything before we taste it, so that will really make a difference to the taste of this wine, it will prove a quality wine.

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  24. Chile wine White grapes..

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  25. I voted pinot as I’m not a fan of chardonnay, but would have liked a sauvignon blanc in there!!

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