The Queen of England may be pretty darn traditional (did you see her get Prince William in trouble, because OMG!), but that doesn鈥檛 mean that, in some ways, she鈥檚 a totally modern woman. Her first ever tweet and the epic online shade she threw at the Obamas prove that without a doubt. And now it turns out that the Queen is actually making a little side money in a totally unexpected (and boozy) way.

Queen Elizabeth

The side-biz actually started back in 2011, Food & Wine tells us, when 鈥渢he U.K.鈥檚 largest wine retailer, Laithwaite鈥檚, was given permission to plant a vineyard at Windsor Great Park, a Royal Park not far from the Queen鈥檚 well-known residence, Windsor Castle.鈥

Though the vines were pretty much ignored by the royal family in the following years, the plants 鈥 which are a combination of Champagne varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier 鈥 were continually tended to, and in 2013, the first harvest took place.

Windsor Vineyard English Quality Sparkling Wine

The first release of Windsor Vineyard English Quality Sparkling Wine鈥檚 3,000 bottles finally became available just before Christmas last year and, not surprisingly, quickly sold out. So, is the wine that good? Well, that might not be totally relevant. Frankly, the novelty of a wine from the Queen, created from a vineyard on the royal property, is reason enough for some to pick up a bottle or two.

Tamara Roberts, the chief executive of Ridgeview Wine Estate (which is where the Queen鈥檚 sparkling wine was processed and produced), told the Daily Mail, 鈥淩are vintages can go for astonishing prices. It is impossible to guess how much it might be worth one day鈥 but it has all the right accolades, grown on the queen鈥檚 estate, the first vintage. Who knows?鈥

Queen Elizabeth wine

Another reason it鈥檚 so popular is the price. Available to pre-order now at British retailer Laithwaite鈥檚, it鈥檚 not wildly cheap, but at just 拢34.99 (or around $45), it鈥檚 not a budget-buster either, and is pretty affordable for anyone who鈥檚 willing to pay for a little royal (and boozy) experience.

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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Pool + Mark Cuthbert/Getty, Windsor Vineyard)