Latest local offerings on board Greater Anglia café bar: Vinca Wine

Published on: Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Greater Anglia is adding to the local food and drink offerings available at its on-board café bars by stocking Vinca Wine.

Founded by three Suffolk schoolfriends, Vinca Wine will now stock three of their Italian wines at the Greater Anglia café bar on board its Intercity services on the route between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London Liverpool Street.

Passengers will be able to choose from a red made with a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes, a white wine made from Catarratto grapes, and a Provence-style Syrah rosé.

The wines are produced on the west coast of Sicily using organic grapes. Their growers use sustainable winemaking practices that ensure healthy crops for future generations. The wine is then packaged in recyclable aluminium cans, which are the equivalent to a quarter of a standard bottle.

The wine from Vinca will also be supplied through another local company Adnams, the Suffolk wine merchant and brewer.

Michael Wyatt, Business Manager, Catering, Greater Anglia, said:

“We are pleased to stock Vinca Wine on board our Intercity services. We are always looking for opportunities to support local businesses. We already stock Kettle Chips and Sponge cakes, both of which are produced in Norfolk.

“We try and source as much as possible from our local network, including Yarmouth-based Lacons and of course and a number of beverages from Adnams (who are also supplying the Vinca wines for us) - it’s a great opportunity to showcase some of the delights of the region as people travel with us.”

A wine tasting event for customers will be held on board a train over the coming weeks.

Zak Walters, Co-founder of Vinca, said:

“I'm thrilled to launch Vinca on Greater Anglia trains. Bringing our Sicilian wines onboard is a fantastic opportunity to share our passion for quality and sustainability with a wider audience. I can’t wait to buy a can for myself next time I am on the train home.”

Vinca Wine is certified by the Organic Food Federation in the UK and the EU and is vegan-friendly.

Most of Greater Anglia’s Intercity trains between London Liverpool Street and Norwich feature a café bar in coach C and a trolley service. Passengers are able to choose from a great selection of hot and cold drinks, freshly made sandwiches, hot savoury snacks, cakes, biscuits, and confectionary.