New Hall Vineyards

Chelmsford Road
Essex Chelmsford, CM3 6PN
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The first English Vineyard in Purleigh was planted back in 1120 and according to the local Parish records only 500 yards from where New Hall Vineyard is today. It covered about three acres of land on the southern facing slopes next to All Saints Church in Purleigh. Where George Washington's great great grandfather, the Reverend Lawrence Washington became Rector in 1633, until removed from office by the Puritans for tippling to much of the local brew. In 1163 news of the flourishing Purleigh Vineyard reached London and was then taken over by the Crown and commissioned to supply its wines back to London. Except in 1207 when its recorded that two barrels of Purleigh wine were ordered by the Crown (at a cost of 18s 6d each. less than a 1p per bottle) to be sent to Bury St Edmunds instead, in readiness for the arrival of King John. This 67 hectare English Vineyard is one of the oldest and largest English Wine Producer in the Country and was first established in Essex by the Greenwood family in the village Read more »

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