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Join us for our annual Vineyard Open Day & Wine Sale! 20th September 2015

posted 6 Aug 2015, 15:17 by Warden Abbey Vineyard   [ updated 22 May 2016, 03:57 ]

Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day and Wine Sale Sunday 20th September 11am-4pm:   Entry £2 adults, children free.  Free parking.

Discover the hidden secrets of the medieval vineyard and abbey, why and how the monks made wine, and how we care for the vines all year round.  There will also be tours, wine tastings, other local food stalls, BBQ and other refreshments. Our Warden Abbey wines will be available to taste & buy (cash and cheques only please).  Located near Old Warden, the vineyard is now run by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity as a community vineyard which is cared for all year round by volunteers and works with other local charities and schools. The Open Day is organised by the Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard to raise funding to keep this historic vineyard for the community.  Please note, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

Here's the full timetable of tours and talks to help you make the most of your visit.


Time

 

Theme

Where

11.15

Free bite-size talk    (20 mins)

Medieval times of the vineyard
 & abbey

History stand in car park

11.45

Free bite-size talk

The modern vineyard &
English wine

Top of row 39

11.45 – 12.15

Wine talk/tasting  £5

Introduction to wine-tasting
[max 15 people]

Bottom of row 33

12.15

Free bite-size talk

History:  Warden Abbey’s Home Farm

History stand in car park

12.45

Free bite-size talk

The vineyard year

Top of row 74

12.45 – 1.30

Tour with vineyard manager   £5

Full tour rounded off with a
glass of wine             

[max 25 people]

Outside the marquee

1.15

Free bite-size talk

Medieval times of the vineyard
 & abbey

History stand in car park

1.30 – 2.00

Wine talk/tasting  £5

Introduction to wine-tasting [max 15 people]

Bottom of row 33

1.45

Free bite-size talk

The vineyard year

Top of row 74

2.15

Free bite-size talk

History:  It’s a monk’s life

History stand in car park

2.15 – 3.00

Tour with vineyard manager   £5

Full tour rounded off with a
glass of wine             

[max 25 people]

Outside the marquee

2.45

Free bite-size talk

The modern vineyard & English wine

Top of row 39

3.00 – 3.30

Wine talk/tasting  £5

Introduction to wine tasting

[max 15 people]

Bottom of row 33

3.15

Free bite-size talk

The vineyard year

Top of row 74

3.15

Free bite-size talk

Medieval times of the vineyard
 & abbey

History stand in car park

3.30

Raffle

Draw of the winning tickets

Marquee


Open Day poster

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Warden Abbey Vineyard,
6 Aug 2015, 15:17
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