An introduction to grape growing and wine making

Saturday 1st March 2014
10am – 4pm

Led by local wine maker Marko Bojcun, this one day course will provide an introduction to grape growing and wine making, aimed at home producers, allotment gardeners and anyone else interested in learning more about viticulture.

In the morning, participants will learn about all aspects of grape growing, from the planting and training of vines, to pruning and plant maintenance.

In the afternoon, the course will cover wine making, providing all you need to make your own wine at home. You will learn how to make clean, palatable wine with the simplest of ingredients and equipment.

The course will include practical hands-on activities and a visit to Forty Hall’s award-winning community vineyard. As the Vineyard begins to prepare for its first full harvest, this is the perfect opportunity to visit London’s only organic commercial-scale, grape-growing project.

Marko Bojcun has been a vine grower and wine maker in London since 1987. He is the lead worker in Organiclea’s Hawkwood Vineyard and has featured on River Cottage (2011) and Gardeners’ World (2012).

All necessary equipment and course materials will be provided. The ticket price includes a delicious organic lunch, cooked in the Vineyard’s wood-fired cob oven, as well as other refreshments.

Places are £50 per person, plus a £3.65 booking fee. The course fee includes an organic lunch and all refreshments, and there are a maximum of fifteen places. Click here to buy your ticket.

For more information or to find out more about other events at the Farm, contact us.