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Vineyard Open Day and Wine Sale

Sunday September 9, 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day and Wine Sale

Entrance £3 adults, children under 16 free, free parking
Booking not necessary – just turn up!
(Additional charges for conducted tours, history talks and wine school) 

Discover the hidden secrets of the medieval vineyard and abbey, why and how the monks made wine, the re-planting of the modern vineyard, and how we care for the vines all year round.  Follow our self-guided tour around the vineyard and browse the growing number of  local food and craft stalls, maybe with a glass of one of our chilled wines in hand!

There will also be guided vineyard tours, our “pop up” wine school with Master of Wine, Derek Smedley, Animal Edge petting zoo, face-painting, plant and vine sales, our popular herb activities for children, Morris Dancing, award-winning BBQ and other refreshments.

This year’s Open Day will feature a copy of the first ever reconstruction painting of Warden Abbey, which shows how the abbey, which dominated the local landcsape, might have looked around 650 years ago. Join one of the history talks to find out how the reconstruction was pieced together. There are also new displays showing the results of the 2017 “Time Team” style geophysical survey.

There’ll be free tasters of the wine and our fizz – try before you buy!

BBQ lovers are in for a treat. World Food Championship winners ‘The Wonky Donkeys’ will be heading up the BBQ again. They’re quite simply the best, having racked up many international and national medals.

The vineyard, near Old Warden, is now run as a community and education project by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and cared for year round by volunteers. The Open Day is organised by the Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard. For more information and directions see www.wardenvineyard.org.uk

The full programme of tours, talks and tastings will be available later in the month on our website so you can plan your visit – tickets for these available at the Information Stand on the day.

Please note, the vineyard is on a gentle slope and the ground is uneven so may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.

Details: PDF Poster

see www.wardenvineyard.org.uk for times and details.

Gift vouchers for tours available too!


Sunday September 9, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Warden Abbey Vineyard
0798 113714
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Warden Abbey Vineyard
Bedford Road
Old Warden, Bedfordshire United Kingdom
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