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PROJECT PiP: Crafted in Kent - raising the bar for Alcohol-Free wine


Project objectives

This project aims to create the first UK-based alcohol-free wine. They will explore innovative fermentation and de-alcoholisation techniques using locally sourced produce from Kent. Collaborating with the Wine Innovation Centre at NIAB will give HWB access to the expertise and cutting-edge equipment available within the facility. The aim is to create alcohol-free wines that preserve the character of the fruit and the health properties within the fruit, responding to the rising demand for premium alcohol-free wine. The project will nurture partnerships with local farmers to champion regional viticulture and celebrate the unique terroir of Kent.

Lead Researcher: Belinda Kemp
Industry: Wine
Industry partners: HWB Group
Topic: Food quality, Food processing
Funded by: Growing Kent & Medway
Project start date: May-2024
Project end date: Apr-2025