London Cru Urban Winery was the gracious host for the latest instalment of Women in Wine London. A leading wine industry networking group, providing opportunities to meet, share ideas and connect professional women across the city. Since September 2015 they have been producing creative ways to champion women in the wine industry.

Tucked away down in SW6, based in an old Victorian warehouse is London Cru. Our host Beth Brickenden, winery events manager at London Cru welcomed us with a glass of Pinot Gris Sparkling Rosé 2022. Bottled as per traditional method but disgorged early to maintain fruity zesty characters, such as ripe apricot, red berries and citrus. This Pinot Gris Rosé is a refinement of the PétNat style from the previous vintages. A firm favourite of the night, especially when combined with Mystic Bureks Balkan bakery offerings.

Combining women from all over the wine community including sommeliers, wine makers, marketing, sales and educators it was a fantastic opportunity to showcase this urban winery, the first in London with innovation at its very core value. A tour around the winery highlighted the use of state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, such as concrete and stainless tanks, French oak barrels and modern eggs.

London Cru is not just a winery, it also a social hub for the community hosting immersive tastings, tours, private and corporate events. These range from small fine dining experiences in the Barrel Room, to catered Tuscan style dinners, cabaret and street food.

Attended by a wealth of the English wine community including winemaker Emma Rice, Phoebe French from Wine GB and SWGB Ambassador Anne Jones.

Women in Wine London is a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with fellow women working in the wine industry. Subscribe to their mailing list for latest information and to join for future events.