Turning English sunshine into sparkling wine
Four Acres Estate is a family owned and run vineyard, orchard and winery producing fabulous English sparkling wine and delicious country cider pressed from traditional apple varieties, all grown right here in Little Hadham.
After a lifetime spent in the travel industry, proprietor Platon Loizou decided he wanted to get back to his Cypriot roots and fulfill a long-term dream of making wine. Since 2010 he has been out in all weathers, getting closer to nature tending his precious vines, nurturing them from saplings to maturity, bolstering his knowledge by consulting at every step with some of the best vinters in the country. Platon is not shy about hard graft, spending countless hours pushing himself along the rows trimming the vines aboard 'Jennifer', the sit-on pruning cart that has saved his back!
This is very much a family business and Platon is quick to express special thanks to sons Jamie, Alex and Richard and, of course, his wife Sharron, without whose help this project would never have got off the ground.