Harvesting

Our happy band of volunteers are assisting with grape picking – and yes TREADING! Harvest started on 15th September. This will ocur on most Fridays/Saturdays until mid October.

Wine Tasting Groups

Since our grand opening three groups of lovely people have visited the vineyard for a tour, tasting and “bring your own picnic” option. See the radiant smiles of the Woodhouse Eaves Book Club members.

Our wine tasting with Thirst Media have been very well received and all have been fully booked. These are run on certain Saturdays over the summer. See the “Visit the Vineyard” page for more information on how to book.

Beacon24

Russell Clarke with a gift for the Raffle

We are pleased to support the fundraising event called Beacon24 run by Falcon Support Services. They are conducting an endurance event at the Beacon over 24 hours – hence the name. We have donated a bottle of wine for the raffle, which Russell Clarke collected yesterday.

See more about this exciting event at  http://www.giving-back.co.uk/beacon24.asp and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/beacon24/. This worthwhile charity’s website is: www.falconsupportservices.org.uk

Day 107 – Grand Opening of Accessible Route

The sun shone down brightly on the 50  people who assembled to see the highly respected wine educator, Sue Lobb Dip.WSET, open the accessible route on Sunday 23rd April. There is a paved pathway from the courtyard to accessible toilet/wet room then round the garage to the conservatory tasting room. After this the pathways are grass on wider vine alleys which we mow and roll regularly. Of course adventurous wheelchair users can always go “off piste” when the ground conditions are dry. With five media representatives present we were thrilled with the support given. More on the events page.

Pruning Starts

The hens were miffed to have been left out of the pruning party on 3rd march. When they saw 14 bedraggled pruners coming in for lunch they then realised they were in the best place!!! Many thanks to our valiant pruners who worked so productively in difficult conditions. Believe it or not, they want to come back and do more pruning!Pruners 4 Pruners 3 Pruners 2 Pruners 1