London Wine: London’s First Vineyard Since The Middle Ages

By Brian Lemay 11 comments

COMM: These ripe grapes can easily belong to a vineyard in the south of France, or the
rolling hills of Italy, but in fact, this is a rainy corner of north London. Forty Hall vineyard in Enfield is hoping to produce the capital’s first commercial-scale
wine since the middle ages. Manager Sarah Vaughan-Roberts has been working with fifty volunteers on the project for the
last four years. Sarah: What’s really unique about our vineyard is that we’re only a very short distance from
central London. We can see the towers of Canary Wharf and the city from the vineyard. COMM: The team plan to produce about thirteen thousand bottles of still and sparkling wine
year in London’s high-end restaurants. Sarah: We think our whine will be of real interest to the growing number of foodies
in London. We also hope very much that any of the government bodies to do with London,
like the government office for London or the mayors office, will be drinking our wine at
any of their functions. COMM: With the first grapes picked, Forty Hall’s first bottle should be ready to pop
in 2015. Only time will tell if it will be the toast of the town.



Sep 9, 2013, 10:33 am Reply

just get me drunk bitch


Sep 9, 2013, 10:51 am Reply



Sep 9, 2013, 11:06 am Reply

It is going to be unique, in the way that none other grapes will have as much lead and other harmful substances in them, as these – compared to grapes grown in e.g. rural areas. Interesting but stupid when you think about it for more than a second…

And of course you will pay a premium price for that anyway!

Barcroft TV

Sep 9, 2013, 2:30 pm Reply

London's First Vineyard Since The Middle Ages

For the first time since the Middle Ages, grapes from a commercial-scale vineyard have been harvested in London. Volunteers from Forty Hall Vineyard in Enfield, north London, have picked bunches of tiny ortega grapes – all within view of landmarks such as Canary Wharf and The Shard. These grapes, with other varieties yet to be picked, will be used to produce still and Champagne-style sparkling white wines.

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Sep 9, 2013, 5:23 pm Reply

yay stunted growth,those bunches look alittle small

David G

Oct 10, 2013, 10:59 am Reply

i live in california, and i'd rather much drink wine from there and live there, than this trash country & state

Sanya Bennett

Oct 10, 2013, 7:03 am Reply

you're your own country.. Nazifornia

David G

Oct 10, 2013, 4:48 pm Reply

and you make zero sense because I have no idea what you mean.

Sanya Bennett

Oct 10, 2013, 2:00 am Reply

lmao you're your own country practically Cant even have a firearm concealed or get married with same sex couple almost anywhere in that country. ^^ Nazifornia

David G

Oct 10, 2013, 3:51 am Reply

wtf are you talking about, did you even read what I said… I said I'd rather have wine from london than California you illiterate hick.

Whale God

Aug 8, 2014, 11:43 am Reply

who the fuck cares about this, this is boring…

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