The story of Blue Aurora, English Blueberry Wine begins at Lutton farm; a family run farm situated on the border between Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. The Long family have been farming at Lutton since 1961. Lutton Farm was originally a livestock and arable farm with a small 3ha pick your own fruit farm and has now developed into a commercial soft fruit farm supplying the UK’s premium supermarkets.
In 2018, blueberry production at Lutton Farm increased to picking over 500 tonnes in a year. Through the grading process this then typically produces between 15-20% “waste”. The waste is often fruit that is either slightly too small, too soft or too pink for the supermarkets, but otherwise it is still great quality, great tasting fruit! This is where the idea to diversify and take the bold leap into the wine world came from.