Vineyard experience to come to London Bridge Station
PUBLISHED: 09:36 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:54 20 July 2018
Commuters travelling through London Bridge station will be able to enjoy a real vineyard experience tomorrow.
With ongoing train delays and cancellations causing havoc for commuters, Brancott Estate Wines have planted the first ever living vineyard in a train station to help travellers spend their extra time wisely.
The vineyards, which have opened at King’s Cross, will be open to the public to enjoy a free glass of Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc before setting off on the rest of their journey and will be appearing at Waterloo Station on July 19, London Bridge Station on July 21 and London Paddington on August 24.
The micro-vineyard is made up of 75ft of living vines and is similar to the Brancott Estate Wines vineyards grown in Marlborough, New Zealand, 11,500 miles away.
With 50 separate vines, standing at over 7ft tall each, the vineyard is offering travellers the chance to taste the original Sauvignon Blanc – a vibrant, zesty wine with notes of melon and passionfruit – on their way through London’s busiest stations.
People said that Marlborough, New Zealand was too cold to grow Sauvignon Blanc, but that didn’t stand in the way of Brancott Estate Wines.
Now, the micro-vineyards are as just as unexpected in the train station as they were in Marlborough back in 1973.
Maria Huete, wine ambassador for Pernod Ricard UK, said: “We’re really proud of the Brancott Estate Wines heritage and being the first to create Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc.
“We thrive on the unexpected and can’t wait for our micro-vineyards to surprise travellers on their way through the stations. Definitely not what you’d expect!”
The micro-vineyards give commuters the chance to speak to wine experts, wander through the vines and take advantage of the ready-made “Selfie Spots” while enjoying a free 100ml sample of Brancott Estates Wines’ famous Sauvignon Blanc.