Forty Hall Vineyard seeks volunteers

on Tuesday, 06 July 2010. Posted in N21 Community


Forty Hall Community Vineyard is a new social enterprise, in partnership with Capel Manor College, established to produce a range of quality still and sparkling wines for the London market - thats us!


The project begun in May 2009, with the planting of the first two acres of Bacchus vines in Forty Hall Organic Farm, funded by a £132,000 National Lottery grant.


The vineyard is a community driven social enterprise and will provide educational and volunteering opportunities to a wide range of local people. It is run and managed by volunteers and will also form part of a wider college initiative which will establish the farm as a hub of local, organic food production. Any profits generated will be used to promote sustainable urban agriculture and to illustrate the 'field to table' production of local food.


The Forty Hall Vineyard Project needs your support!  Further funds are needed to plant up the remainder of the fifteen acre site and there is work to do in the vineyard all year: pruning in the winter, bud rubbing, mowing and weed control in the spring, trimming and leaf thinning in the summer and, of course, harvest in the autumn.  The grape picking each year will be celebrated by a harvest party for all the volunteers!

       


The wines will be made by expert wine maker Will Davenport, whose wines have won many awards and he is recognised as one of the UK’s leading winemakers.

   
         


The first bottles of wine will be available in small quantities in 2012.


Be a part of wine history by helping to establish London’s own vineyard.

If you volunteer now, you may be the first to get your hands on a bottle of 'Chateau Forty Hall' 2012!

http://www.fortyhallvineyard.org.uk


http://www.davenportvineyards.co.uk/


Forty Hall Community Vineyard is a new social enterprise, in partnership with Capel Manor College, established to produce a range of quality still and sparkling wines for the London market - thats us!

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