A Zoom talk for Members
Peter Hall: Breaky Bottom Vineyard
Peter Hall will tell us about the Breaky Bottom Vineyard which he runs in Sussex.
“It is my good fortune to have had a French/Italian mother and a French grandfather; Alex Mercier was a great restaurateur in Soho, Le Petit Savoyard, even before the First World War. It was perhaps inevitable that I should develop a deep interest in good wines, and food, since childhood.“
“Breaky Bottom sits in a beautiful secluded fold in the Sussex Downs – wonderfully remote; I planted the vineyard in 1974, seeing the potential offered by a climate similar to that of Champagne and the Loire. At the same time modern plant science was developing early-ripening varieties, and demand was emerging for clean, elegant cool-climate wines.”
These talks are for members of the Friends of Lewes. If you would like to join FoL, and attend our talks, please find details on our Membership page. We send Zoom links to our members a few days before each talk, so please join in time! You can contact our Membership Secretary via email.