The annual Liberty Summer Party at New Hall Vineyards near Chelmsford proved itself yet again to be a must-do fixture in the diaries of many Liberty clients, friends and family. Whether it was enjoying locally produced
food and wine or letting their hair down on the dance floor, a wonderful day was enjoyed by all.
For the first time the event was moved to a Saturday and stretched across the whole day. This was rewarded by glorious sunshine at the height of the heat-wave, and the attendance of more than 100 guests.
New Hall’s excellent Elderflower Fizz was served on arrival, followed by demonstrations of the ‘grape to bottle process’ and an all- important tasting. A wonderful variety of red, white and rose` wines were accompanied by a selection of local cheeses and artisan chutneys.
Of particular note was the Bacchus Reserve 2016 which was selected by the renowned wine journalist Jane MacQuitty as one of her ‘Top 100 Best White Wines for the Summer’ in The Times in July. New Hall was the only English Wine Producer featured in the list, making the honour even more significant.
After the wine tasting, the BBQ was lit, grilling locally sourced sausages and homemade burgers, followed by The Sweeney, with their brand of old and new classic covers.
Lisa Devonald, Liberty Practice Manager, commented: “Moving the party to a Saturday has made it more of an all-day affair. As usual we’ve had some great feedback on the wine-tasting; a particular favourite seems to have been the new Bacchus Fume which went so well with the Oak Smoked Cheddar. This was a record turnout for our event and the incredible summer weather made it even more memorable.”
If you are interested in joining us for our 2019 Summer Party on Saturday 6th July, please call us on 01375 656 020.