Join Bluebell Vineyard as we harvest the grapes for our 2018 vintage! - SOLD OUT
The annual grape harvest is the pinnacle of the growing season and the most exciting time of the year, and after the summer we've had hopes are high!
In France it's called 'Le Vendange' and it marks the end of the growing season and the start of three weeks of hard work as we hand-harvest the grapes that will go into our award-winning wines. This is your chance to take part in this timeless tradition by joining our team for a one day harvest experience.
Join us in our beautiful vineyard for a morning picking grapes before enjoying a well earned lunch and a glass of our sparkling wine. After lunch you will have the chance to taste the fruits of your labour by visiting our winery and sampling the freshly pressed juice of the grapes you picked that morning.
What can you expect?
10.00am: Arrive at Bluebell Vineyard and be welcomed by the vineyard team with tea, coffee and treats. We will explain how the grapes are to be picked and how we identify the best quality grapes to harvest for our sparkling wine.
10.30am: Start picking! Our vineyard team will supervise you while you harvest the grapes and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about grape growing and wine making.
1pm: Settle down for a heart-warming lunch in our tasting room and enjoy a glass of our award winning sparkling wine while you wait for the grapes you picked to be pressed. We will explain our different wines and give you the chance to sample our range of award-winning English Sparkling Wines.
2pm: Enjoy the fruits of your labour with a visit to the winery to taste the freshly pressed juice of the grapes you picked that morning. We will talk you through the winemaking process from grape to glass.
3pm: We finish our harvest experience and you can head home for a well earned rest!
Date: Sunday 7th October 2018
Spaces are limited to 24 people.
Time: 10.00am – 3pm