Events calendar

The Rural Antics Barn is overflowing with great activities this Spring. Chicken Willow Weaving, Sat 19th January 10am-4pm £89 Beginners Embroidery Workshop, Sun 20th Jan 10am-1pm £49 Owl Carving Workshop, Sat 26th Jan 10am-1pm £65 Chicken Willow Weaving, Fri 1st Feb 10am-4pm £89 Bentwood Chair-making Workshop (2 Days), Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Feb £195 […]

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Time to prune

Life in the vineyard is very peaceful in January. The vines are dormant, the cold and wet don’t affect them at this time. December was very mild so we are hoping for a very cold period as this helps to reduce risk of pests over-wintering in and around the vines. With Hanwell and Eglantine together, […]

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2018 Cherry Wine

The 2018 Cherry Wine is now available. From our parent vineyard – Eglantine Vineyard in Nottinghamshire – this wine is made from the juice of the Morello Cherry. It has a lovely fruity bouquet, and a rich, well rounded flavour with some sweetness on the palate. A very popular feature of our range, this wine […]

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Harvest 2018 – a bumper crop

growing grapes for wine making workshop Nottinghamshire vineyard

Summary Hand-picked by volunteers, friends and family, 2018 was our 4th grape harvest. The traditional champagne varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay were planted in 2012, some vines are not yet mature.  Grape quantity was significantly up versus 2017 especially the Pinot Noir.  Each year the local conditions throw us new challenges this year […]

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Hanwell Wine Estate produces first sparkling wine

Press release Hanwell Wine Estate produces first sparkling wine Hanwell Wine Estate, located in Nottinghamshire, has today launched its first Quality English Sparkling Wine. Produced by award-winning winemaker Tony Skuriat of Eglantine Vineyard, ‘Sunset Sparkle’ is made from champagne variety grapevines Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay using the traditional methods. It’s been a labour […]

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Diary Sept to Spring

Spoon Carving

  Basket Willow Weave Workshop, Sat 8th Sept 10am-4pm £85 2nd Spring Foraging for Food Workshop, Sun 9th Sept 10am-4pm £79 Introduction to Bobbin Lace Workshop, Fri 14th Sep 10am-1pm £49 Indian Block Print Workshop, Fri 14th Sep 2pm-4:30pm £49 Beginners Embroidery Workshop, Sat 15th Sept 10am-4pm £75 Beginners Oil Painting, Sun 16th Sep 9:30am-4pm […]

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