Forty Hall Farm is home to Forty Hall Community Vineyard, an award-winning social enterprise that is led and managed by volunteers. As well as operating as a local, sustainable food project and a small not-for-profit business, FHCV offers exciting opportunities for volunteering, learning and skills development in the beautiful setting of Forty Hall Farm. The aim of the Vineyard is to bring wine production to the heart of the local community and to champion quality, sustainability, health, wellbeing and community involvement. Volunteers meet at the Farm on a weekly basis to look after the vines and to learn about vine-growing and wine-making.
There are ten acres of vines planted on the Farm and the Vineyard celebrated its first harvest in the autumn of 2013. Following an outstanding harvest in 2018, we are looking forward to the release of the 2018 Ortega and 2018 Bacchus still wines next in May 2019 which promise to be excellent wines. The Vineyard’s 2016 Vintage London Sparkling Brut, made from organic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes grown on site, is tasting delicious and is currently available in the Farm Shop.
For more information about the Vineyard, visit their website here.