With a newly-expanded vineyard and plenty to talk about the recent vintage, Renishaw Hall’s historic vineyard tours are back for 2013.
Led by vineyard tenant and Derbyshire wine maker, Kieron Atkinson, the Renishaw Hall vineyard tours are an informative session where visitors learn about the 40 year old history of Renishaw vineyard – once the most northerly vineyard in the world. There are also tastings on offer of Renishaw Hall’s award-winning white and sparkling wine.
“We’ve grown the vineyard in size and reputation and I am really looking forward to welcoming people to come and see this lovely plot of grape-producing land on the Renishaw estate” says Kieron. “I hope that the wine will continue its award success from 2012, and people are warmly invited to come along to these public tours and learn all about how English wine is produced from grapes grown here in Derbyshire”.
The vineyard tours last approximately one and a half hours and cost £8 per person, including wine tasting, a tour of the historic vineyard and learning about the cycle of the vineyard and wine-making process.
Public vineyard tour dates for 2013 are:
11th & 12th May – 1100 and 1300 – as part of Renishaw Hall’s food and plant fair weekend
25th& 26th May -1100 and 1300 – as part of English Wine Week
27th & 28th July – 1100 and 1300
17th& 18th August – 1100 and 1300 – as part of Renishaw Hall’s food and plant fair weekend
7th& 8th September – 1100 and 1300
21st & 22nd September – 1100 and 1300
Advance booking for tours is required, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.
For interviews with Kieron Atkinson, contact Jane Travis on email@example.com
Note to editors
Kieron Atkinson is co-founder of The English Wine Project, consultancy based support network championing English and Welsh vineyards and wine in the UK. See more at www.englishwineproject.co.uk