Seasonal British Produce


September is one of the best months of the year for British seasonal produce. It’s one of the best months of the year for seafood, it’s the start of game season and there’s an abundance of fruit and veg.

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What British Produce Is In Season In September?

September is one of the best times of the year to enjoy British seasonal produce. Summer fruit and veg such as tomatoes, aubergine and late summer berries are still abundant.  Mushrooms are packed full of flavour, garlic is plentiful and it’s the very start of squash season. Orchard fruits are everywhere and if you go beyond the supermarket you’ll find amazing variety in flavour and texture.  It’s also a great time for would-be foragers as the hedgerows are ripe with sloe, blackberries, elderberries and hawthorn berries. September seasonal British produce also sees the start of game season. Duck, grouse and partridge are now available at most good butchers. And it’s one of the best months of the year for seasonal British seafood.

What English Wines Go With September Seasonal Produce?

English Red Wine:

Pinot Noir from England can vary in style depending on the producer, vintage and region.  See our tasting notes from the 2020 vintage to find the style that’s right for you.  There are also some fabulous red blends being made by producers such as Meophams.

  • Breaded grouse fillets and creamy potatoes.
  • Mushroom and sweet onion tart.

English White Wine:


Bacchus is considered by many to be England’s signature grape and is often compared in style to Sauvignon Blanc.  There’s a wide choice from very floral and aromatic to lean and crisp. It’s the most easily available English white wine to buy and it’s a great partner for September seasonal produce.

  • Grilled turkey breast with courgette fries.
  • Pan fried sea bream.
Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc

There are an increasing number of producers making Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.  On the whole these wines have a fresh, citrus taste and are a natural pairing for September seasonal British produce.  But there are some variations, particularly in English Pinot Blanc. Read tasting notes for 15 of the most exciting white Pinots available this season.

  • Roast partridge with an aromatic Pinot Gris.
  • Lightly spiced autumn vegetable stirfry with Pinot Blanc.

English and Welsh Chardonnay covers the whole spectrum from crisp and mineral to oaked and opulent.

English Sparkling Wine:

  • Crispy fried artichoke hearts for knock out nibbles. Top tip: try them in the airfryer.
  • Prune or plum tart on a rich, buttery crust for afters.

English Rosé:

English rosé is not just for summer. There are many producers now making Pink Pinot from either Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier or a blend of both. It’s delicious and gastronomic.

  • Squash and barley salad with apple balsamic dressing.
  • Freshly roasted peppers stuffed with herby ground chicken.
September seasonal british produce courgettes and Stopham Pinot Blanc


Seasonal British Vegetables

  • Artichoke
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Chillies
  • Cobnuts
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Horseradish
  • Lettuce
  • New Potatoes
  • Pepper
  • Runner Beans
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes


Seasonal British Fruit

September seasonal British produce is a gift for fruit lovers. You’ll find the last of the year’s berries alongside abundant orchard fruits.

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Damsons
  • Figs (from the garden)
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Rasberries
  • Strawberries
British Seasonal produce pan fried bass and Gusbourne Chardonnay


Seasonal British Seafood

September is a dream month for British seasonal seafood. The sea is often at its warmest this time of year, so we get a great range of fish.

  • Bass
  • Cod
  • Cockles
  • Haddock
  • Mackerel
  • Mullet
  • Mussels
  • Plaice
  • Prawns
  • Sea Bream
  • Shrimp
  • Sole – Dover and Lemon
  • Squid
  • Whelks and Winkles


Seasonal British Meat

It’s the start of game season and the perfect time to experiment with darker, wild meats full of flavour and great to pair with English red wine. There’s a trend for venison as it’s lean, packed with goodness and extremely versatile. It’s also pretty easy to get hold of. Excellent quality British chicken, beef and pork are easily found in supermarkets all year round. And let’s face it the weather is often better in September than August, so it’s a great time to cook out.

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Grouse
  • Partridge
  • Pork
  • Rabbit
  • Venison
September seasonal British produce chops on outdoor grill