Thursday 6th September 2018
1-day Biodynamic Vineyard & Winemaking Workshop
As part of the UK Biodynamic Associations ‘Learning From The Land’ workshops, Limeburn Hill Vineyard is offering a 1-day event on Biodynamic Viticulture and Winemaking. The event is open to anyone who has an interest in this subject and no prior knowledge is required.
The current programme for the day is as follows:
10.00 Arrival – introductions, programme and aims
10.30 General introduction – farm and the vineyard
10.45 Farm walk – bee garden, cider orchard, forest garden
11.15 Vineyard walk – introduction to biodynamic vinegrowing including the key BD principles, application of those principles to the vineyard, vineyard layout, choice of vine varieties, growing system, and a vineyard tour,
12.30 Lunch – made from produce from the forest garden where possible, with time to chat and ask questions
1.45 BD preparations and treatments – introduction to the BD preparations we make, our composting system, our use of herbal tisanes, the dynamiser, and the compost tea system
3.00 BD winemaking – explanation of principles of BD winemaking and how we made our first vintage.
3.30 Questions, discussion
Venue Address: Westfield Farm, Limeburn Hill, Chew Magna, Bristol BS40 8QW
Travel: There is no direct public transport access to farm.
Parking: will be signposted although the site is dependant on weather/soil condition. Detailed instructions will be sent with booking confirmation.
Wine: Unfortunately we have no wine left for sale. Sorry 🙁
Sundays 8th July, 12th August & 9th September 2018
A TASTE OF FOREST GARDENING
Westfield Farm, the farm where Limeburn Hill Vineyard is, is offering A Taste of Forest Gardening – a delicious lunch made with produce from the Forest Garden as well as a tour and introduction to garden itself. 3 dates available – contact Bryony Huntley at email@example.com to book and for more info.
Sunday 8th July lunch & tour – 12.30-3pm, £15.00 adult, £5 child
Sunday 12th August lunch & tour – 12.30-3pm, £15.00 adult, £5 child
Sunday 9th September lunch & tour – 12.30-3pm, £15.00 adult, £5 child
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
VINEYARD TOUR AND TASTING (CRUSH WEEKEND)
As part of the Bristol Crush Weekend 2018 we are hosting our first tours and tastings on the vineyard, on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May.
The tours will include a walk around the vineyard and an explanation of biodynamic winegrowing – the vines and their management, the biodynamic principles and techniques, and the intimate connection with place. Following the tour there will be an opportunity to taste the first vintage from the vineyard – a Pétillant Naturel Rosé – and learn about about the winemaking process.
Saturday 5th May tour and tasting – 3pm start, approx 1½ hours long (max. 25 places), £12.50 per person.
Sunday 6th May tour and tasting – 3pm start, approx 1½ hours long (max 25 places), £12.50 per person.
Sunday 3rd June 2018
WINE TASTING @ THE FORGE, BRISTOL
We are honoured to have been invited to offer our wines at a wine tasting at The Forge in Bristol in June, organised by A Tavola.
We will be bringing bottles of our first vintage to taste – a Pétillant Naturel Rosé. This sparkling wine is a wild yeast co-ferment of two grape varieties – Orion & Pinot Noir – from hand harvested grapes. The wine is unfiltered and unfined, and therefore naturally cloudy, with no added sulphites.
Guests will also have a chance to taste around 50 wines from all over Europe as well as stunning ciders and perry from Skyborry. Each supplier will be at The Forge to talk through what they have chosen to bring to the tasting, where and how it has been produced, and it’s characteristics.
Along side drinks, Rosie The Bristol Cheesemonger will be serving a selected cheese plate with Farro Bakery bread within the ticket price.
Tickets are just £15, with all proceeds being donated to a local Bristol mental health charity.