Forty Hall Vineyard Scoops BOOM Award
Enterprise Enfield client and Green Sector Business Forum member, Forty Hall Vineyard has just been awarded 'best in wine sector' at the Soil Association's BOOM Awards in the Best Organic Alcoholic Drink category. The BOOM Awards celebrate businesses producing, processing, serving, selling and delivering fully traceable, food and drink. Forty Hall Vineyard Co-ordinator, Sarah Vaughan-Roberts and her team received the Award at a ceremony at Borough Market on 7th July, she said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award – we are committed to producing sustainable, organic wines of exceptional quality from our London grown grapes and this is the proof that the hard work is paying off!”
Forty Hall Vineyard is an exciting social enterprise which has established a new 10-acre organic vineyard in Forty Hall Farm. Run and managed by volunteers, the vineyard is the first commercial scale vineyard in London since the middle ages, producing and selling both quality English still and sparkling wines. The organisation has successfully secured funding from various sources including the Big Lottery Fund and is one of a rapidly growing number of ecotherapy projects around the UK which aims to boost physical and mental wellbeing of its volunteer workers.
Enterprise Enfield has supported the development of Forty Hall Vineyard since its inception in 2010 – providing advice and guidance under the agency's Green Business support programmes. The social enterprise has already achieved notable success, winning a number of awards, (including the 2016 Urban Food Award) and recently hosted a sustainability seminar and tour of its site with wine-tasting for members of the North London Chamber of Commerce Green Sector Business Forum.
The Vineyard’s latest wine - the 2015 Vintage London Sparkling Brut will soon be available to purchase from the Farm Shop at Forty Hall Farm as well as from its new online shop. For more details visit www.fortyhallvineyard.com