We would like to invite you to
The Friends of Chilworth Manor Vineyard Harvest Day
on Saturday 22 September at 9 am
Apologies for the short notice, we expected to get back to you early next week with a harvest date, but here we are already – it’s harvest time!
The one certainty we have learned through the experience of growing vines, is how unpredictable each growing season can be!
Last year was book-ended by damaging frosts in April and wet, cool weather in the run-up to harvest. In stark contrast, this year has turned out to be something of a miracle. Just as in the garden, where shrubs and trees that produce flowers have done so spectacularly, so in the vineyard …
Bud-burst in April led seamlessly to a very even flowering and a subsequent fruit-set that was full of potential. Blessed by almost perfect weather conditions throughout these key periods and an incredible summer in which to ripen, that potential has matured into a wonderful crop.
Interested to help out and free on Saturday 22 September?
The Harvest starts at 9 am sharp and will finish mid to late afternoon. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. We will provide gloves, but you can also bring your own if you prefer. Please come appropriately dressed for work in the outdoors, wear sturdy shoes and don’t forget your waterproofs.
If you’re interested, please email Sasja on firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 19 September (for catering purposes)
Unfortunately this will be the only chance to pick this year.
2018 has been a very exciting first year for us. Thank you for joining us on our journey and choosing to stay in touch. Hope to see you during harvest!
The Chilworth Manor Vineyard Team