A WILTSHIRE farmer is launching a new gin from her organic food and drink business.

Helen Browning and her family have managed Eastbrook Farm for 67 years and grown a successful brand by growing fresh produce.

Their first organic gin has been handcrafted in small batches with sweet pear and bittersweet sea buckthorn.

The London Dry gin was inspired by Helen’s agro-forestry project, with some of the botanicals grown on the farm.

Agroforestry is a farming method which uses pioneering agriculture to combine planting trees, plants and crops together in order to build soil health and organic matter.

The distinct flavour profile of sea buckthorn is mellowed out by the pear, fresh honey and herbal notes.

The bottle itself is made from recycled glass with a recyclable mineral paper label and seal finished with soft wooden cork, in order to be as sustainably-made as possible.

Refillable pouches are then available to refill the bottle. When finished, customers can post the refill pouches back to Helen Browning’s Organic who will then recycle them.

Helen is also the chief executive of the Soil Association. She said: "Our farm is at the heart of everything we do.

"Our agroforestry project is already making a positive impact on the soil on which we depend and the wildlife that live on the land. Now, excitingly, we can capture Eastbrook Farm in a bottle - and it’s delicious."

The gin, certified by the Soil Association, will be available to purchase online at Helen Browning’s Organic shop at and served at Helen Browning’s Royal Oak, a 12-room pub in Bishopstone.

Wholesale trade is also available, with some stockists coming soon.

Eastbrook Farm aims to be an oasis of wild birds, deer and a vibrant insect population alongside free-range livestock which all thrive among the pollen and flowers of sea buckthorn, dog rose, wild crab apple and pear trees in the 50 miles of hedgerows.

Helen Browning’s family has farmed at Eastbrook Farm for 67 years and takes pride in 

Helen was awarded the OBE in 1998 for services to farming.

The Soil Association is an educational charity which supports policy makers, farmers, foresters and citizens make better decisions about how people eat, farm and care for the natural world.

Helen Browning’s Organic gin goes on sale in June and is priced at £45 / 70cl and a 50cl is priced at £30.