Making a Bentwood Chair outside with Countryside views

Welcome to Rural Antics, Art and Craft Workshops

Here at Hanwell Wine Estate, we love hosting Rural Antics workshops! They enable us to open up the wonderful countryside setting of our vineyard to you. Hand-making great wine is a real craft and Rural Antics allows us to involve you in artisan past times, such as chair making, foraging and painting. Carpe diem – seize the day!

To fully enjoy a day of creativity, we want you to arrive and relax, so for most workshops we don’t ask you to bring anything, just wear casual comfortable clothing suitable for the activity ahead.

Refreshments will be served on arrival and if you’re staying for lunch then a plentiful homemade buffet and dessert are provided and of course a glass of Nottinghamshire wine!  Special dietary requirements are catered for, so please mention at time of booking.

There are no extra charges for materials during the day.  Sometimes our tutors offer some optional items available at the end of the day to get you started at home.

Listed below are the workshops that have a date scheduled, however there’s much more we do, so check back regularly to see what’s new, better still sign up for email updates below.  Check out our blog to read the 5 health benefits of taking a craft workshop. Click here to read.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rural Antics soon.

Rural Antics Workshops

Carpe diem – seize the day! Learn a new skill and have fun with like-minded folk.

Gift Voucher

Our gift vouchers can be used as part or full payment towards any item, available to buy on our website or at the vineyard – Wine, Rural Antics Workshops, the Adopt-a-Vine Gift Package and our Bronze or Silver Vineyard Experience. £5,£10,£15 and £20 vouchers also available. For all options and details click here.

WSET Level 2

WSET Level 2

Course dates – Friday 6th, 13th & 20th March 2019

Want to know more about the wonderful world of wines? Join us and gain your Level 2 qualification taught by qualified teacher Amanda Rowley. No need to have completed Level 1. Click here for more information.


£50 Gift Voucher

Redeemable against half, full or 2 day workshops. For full details click here.


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Rural Antics Vouchers

Any workshop can be a voucher, just buy a place on the workshop you'd like to gift and add a note to the order, we'll send you a self-print voucher.

Workshop Tutors

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