Over the moon!

Our new pink sparkling wine, Noble Purpose, won a silver medal at the Mercian Vineyards Association Competition yesterday. The grapes were grown by us and then made into sparkling wine by the Halfpenny Green Team. When you look at their impressive trophy haul yesterday, it is apparent what a talented and dynamic team they all are. We are certainly delighted by the taste of the new wine!


We are also pleased with the classic style label from BS labels, which is the first time we have had gold hot foil used.

Needle and Pin

King Richard is suitably cool in the wine fridge at The Needle & Pin micropub (The Rushes, Loughborough) having been delivered there less than a week ago. He is clearly appreciated in this popular micropub, judging by the sales figures. I had better get some KR-fridge-Needle&Pinmore bottles labelled!

Day 88

Stopped raining apart from occasional drizzle. Builders opened pack of slabs – wrong ones have been sent!! Unable to complete second wheelchair ramp. So, earth moving done instead to raise ground height in line with first wheelchair ramp. Added bonus – the awful ruts have been covered up.

Day 87 Even more rain

Day 87: Rain and more rain… Why can I never manage to photograph rain coming down? Well today, profuse rain and flash floods. Builders unable to work on the wheelchair ramp. Tiling on store room sink done instead. Will wheelchairs ever be able to roll around our vineyard without sinking?

Day 86

Day86-Wheelchair-ramp Day86-hens-stone-circle Day86-Rose-stepsRain damage worsens and ruts deepen, but it is worth it when we see the progress with the wheelchair ramp. Overjoyed at the stone circle and side steps. Really sets the rose off well. Cannot wait for the work to start on the greenhouse.