We try the first London-grown London-made Wine since the Roman times.

mcith_blackwinery.jpgWith the Extinction Rebellion forcing the government to declare an environmental emergency we all know (if we didn’t already before) how bad climate change is.  It has, however, been extremely good for English wine.

Black Book Winery is based in Battersea business estate and is one of England’s newest wine producers established in 2017, by Sergio and Lynsey Verrillo.

I was absolutely intrigued to try the London wine scene, Black Book Winery only uses hand-picked grapes from a 2-hour radius outside London.

We were able to try their spring release consisting of 8 vineyard wines; red, white, rose and even their new slightly sparkling “GMF” which was’natural by default’.

I have to say all were really impressive, crisp and clean tasting. My favorite was the’Tamesis’ a still white which has never been out of the M25, as Tamesis is the first London-grown, London-made wine since Roman times.

A single vineyard still wine made from Bacchus grapes from Forty Hall Vineyard, in Enfield, North London.

Additional to the content of the bottle, their labels aren’t bad too, continuing the London theme and drawing influence from the couples favourite songs through to specific tube station tiling.

The winery hosts weekly winery experiences and tasting sessions, as well as special events throughout the year with the winemakers, and I would absolutely recommend you to do so for an interesting, tasty and historical London eve.

Black Book Winery has launched an exclusive wine club, The Black Book, which offers members first access to the new releases as well as exclusive events at the winery throughout the year, including a post-harvest barrel tasting at the winery.  For more information, please visit www.blackbookwinery.com