Warden Abbey Vineyard  Christmas Wine Sale

Warden Abbey Vineyard Christmas Wine Sale

Festive fizz from your local community vineyard! Local foods and crafts too. We'll be launching our new wines from the 2018 vintage, so join us at the Mansion (Garden Suite) Shuttleworth, Old Warden.

Locally grown white and sparkling wines from award-winning Bedfordshire vineyard to taste and buy for your Christmas celebrations and gifts. Vegan-friendly. More than just a gift - all sales support the development of the vineyard's community, educational and therapeutic projects.

This year we'll be joined by a number of local food and craft stalls, including Ant's Chilli House, Rookery Nook for prints and cards, Willow Tree Gin, Kelchner Brewery, Eve Carroll Pottery, preserves and stocking fillers, and more. There's also chance to buy "The Original Warden Pear", a fascinating history, from the author herself, vineyard volunteer Margaret Roberts.

Tour vouchers, donate-a-vine, pruning experience vouchers and membership gift ideas too (also available to buy online at wardenvineyard.org.uk).

Free tasting, entry and parking, and mince pies (while stocks last!)

Credit cards accepted. Entrance from Old Warden village only.
When
08 Dec 2019 at 11:00am
until 08 Dec 2019 at 4:00pm
Where
The Mansion at Shuttleworth (Garden Suite)
Old Warden
SG18 9EA

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Nestled between the picturesque villages of Old Warden and Cardington, vines were first planted on this beautiful Bedfordshire field in medieval times by monks at the Cistercian Abbey of Warden. Centuries later, the Whitbread family re-planted the monks' "Lyttel Vineyard" in 1986, and went on to produce award-winning wines right up to their last vintage in 2008

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity now lease the vineyard in an ambitious project to provide a unique community and educational resource - and are carrying on the tradition of making medal winning wines. The community vineyard is a not-for-profit venture. We work with other local charities, organisations and local schools to offer:

  • a unique setting for social and therapeutic horticulture
  • learning and skills development
  • help for people into employment or voluntary work
  • a range of volunteering opportunities for local people and community groups, and a great chance to be involved from vine to wine
  • wildlife and heritage projects
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