London’s ‘first’ sparkling wine launched

2nd December, 2015 by Darren Smith

A London vineyard has produced what it claims is the capital’s first commercial-scale sparkling wine.

Forty Hall Vineyard in Enfield, north London, is a not-for-profit organisation using profits from wine sales to help fund social enterprise projects (Photo: Forty Hall Vineyards)

The organic-certified Forty Hall Vineyard (FHV) is a social enterprise with around 10 acres of vines in Enfield, north London. Launched in 2009 and run by local volunteers, the vineyard is the first on a commercial scale in London since the middle ages, a FHV spokesperson said. It produces both still and sparkling wines.

The Forty Hall Brut 2013 is a traditional-method sparkling wine made using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown on a south-facing gravelly plot of vines. It is aged for a year on the lees….

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