It is my good fortune to have had a French/Italian mother and a French grandfather. Alex Mercier was a great restaurateur in Soho (Le Petit Savoyard) even before the First World War. Peter Hall
It was perhaps inevitable that I should develop a deep interest in good wines (and food) since childhood.
Breaky Bottom sits in a beautiful secluded fold in the chalk Downs at the end of a 1 ½ mile farm track – wonderfully remote; and with free-draining chalk soils, an ideal site for the production of stylish fizz.
Peter Hall planted the vineyard at Breaky Bottom in 1974 making still dry Loire-style wines and started producing sparkling wines 20 years ago.