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English Wine News Release – 20th May 2010

Vineyard Fair Seeks to Engage Community

Kent Vineyard, the English wine producer, is seeking to engage the local community, raising awareness and interest in English wines and supporting local producers, by holding a fair on 31st May at Colliers Green Vineyard.  The Kent Vineyard May Fair will offer community involvement in the company’s vineyard projects through adopt-a-vine offers and an English wine tasting stall.  The aim of the event is to engage the Kent community, raising the profile of the area’s local producers, cottage industries and its English Wines during English Wine Week (29th May – 6th June). Continue reading English Wine News Release – 20th May 2010

The man from Chapel Down: Part 1 (English Wine)

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED IN 2009, SHORTLY AFTER WE BEGAN THE RESURRECTION OF THE VINEYARD

The man from Chapel Down: Part 1

One advantage we have is that the vineyard is located fairly close to Chapel Down, England’s largest wine producer, known for its award-winning wines. Chapel Down is one of the wineries that has lead the way in English wine production, so it’s natural that when you are expecting to have grapes to sell and Chapel Down is on your door step, you contact them first. Continue reading The man from Chapel Down: Part 1 (English Wine)

Kent Vineyard – The beginning – 18th October 2009 (English wine)

Kent Vineyard – The beginning – 18th October 2009

Early in September 2009, we (myself and friend, Justin) were given the opportunity to take on a five acre vineyard in Kent. At the time, neither of us knew very much about grapes, viticulture, vineyards, wines, wine making or vines, although Justin is an experienced horticulturalist and landscape gardener, which is handy experience when you’re considering a project like this.  While we were both enthusiastic and excited by the proposition, before deciding whether or not to take the job on we would have to see the vineyard and meet the owner.  For one reason or another, this was delayed until 17th October and when the day came we were shown a lonely, overgrown vineyard, ravaged by brambles, oak and chestnut saplings. Continue reading Kent Vineyard – The beginning – 18th October 2009 (English wine)