Tag: harvest

Autumnal Harvest at Silent Pool

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Autumnal Harvest at Silent Pool

The feeling of “what on earth possessed me?” that threatened as I walked to my car at quarter past six on a Saturday morning was soon overcome, as usually happens on these occasions, by a delight in experiencing the sunrise and the birds chirruping. I picked Susan up on the way and we arrived at Albury Organic Vineyard […]

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A perfectly tranquil rural vineyard

Filed in Musings, Vineyards by on November 1, 2013 2 Comments
A perfectly tranquil rural vineyard

I’d had in the back of my mind that I could squeeze in another half a day’s grape picking this season if something really piqued my fancy when I came across the vineyard at Bridewell Organic Gardens, near Witney in Oxfordshire. Founded in 1994, Bridewell Organic Gardens aim to improve the emotional well being of adults who have […]

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Phenomenal food and delicious English wine in Notting Hill

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards by on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
Phenomenal food and delicious English wine in Notting Hill

Arriving home late at night after a lovely evening out, I confess that reaching for the dictionary is not normally the first thing I do. However, as we left The Shed in Notting Hill, Sarah and I were just buzzing with excitement about everything and I think she was the one who described the food as […]

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If you’ve never seen a violinist tread grapes, you’ve missed out!

Filed in Vineyards by on October 13, 2013
If you’ve never seen a violinist tread grapes, you’ve missed out!

Well, after committing to at least day’s grape picking in the 2013 harvest, today was the day! I’ve been keeping an eye on quite a number of vineyards looking for volunteers and the combination of informative updates on their website and the promise of a hog roast and treading grapes was enough to tempt me […]

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Enjoy the last of the summer and earn yourself a glass of English wine

Filed in Vineyards by on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Enjoy the last of the summer and earn yourself a glass of English wine

In almost every county of England and Wales, growers of grapes destined for wine are watching their vines with a mixture of cautious optimism and nervousness. This year’s much talked of bumper harvest is only a potential harvest until the grapes are picked and safely in the winery. Although some will have started at the end of September, […]

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Brief Intro

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Brief Intro

We would like this blog to provide interesting information and share our enthusiasm for English wine to those with a general interest in the English countryside or local food & drink to experienced wine lovers and anyone in between. We’re learning all the time too and this page collates some of the top level info that […]

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Upcoming Events

Filed in by on April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Upcoming Events

For upcoming events in the world of English and Welsh wines, follow us on Facebook or why not take a look at our sister website www.WineCellarDoor.co.uk to find vineyards near your home or holiday destination and follow them on social media? Most of the vineyards that are open to the public offer tours and tastings at […]

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