Royal Family to plant vineyards

Sun, May 8, 2011

Climate Change, Growing Vines

The royal family is setting up a vineyard in Windsor Great Park to produce English wine.

More than 16,500 vines bearing champagne grape varieties will be planted in 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of the park, owned by the Crown Estate.

Laithwaites Wine, tenant farmers on the royal estates, said they were “extremely proud to be invited by the Royal Farms” to work on the project.

The first harvest is predicted to be in about three years’ time.

In a private seeding event, the wine company will plant chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier varieties on an unconfirmed date next week.


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