New Opening Hours
From January 2020 we are extending our opening hours and will be open Tuesday, wednesday & Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Friday from 10:00am until 8:00pm and from January 18th every Saturday & Sunday from 1:00pm until 6:00pm until mid March.
From then on weekends will be dependent on our show and market commitments but as always we will update the dates on the "Visit us" page and of course you can email us or call us to check if we are open on any one particular day.
Renovations & Improvements
The Old Stables are exactly that, old! It has taken a monumental effort to repair the building and make it as comfortable as possible and one more milestone was passed last week with the completion of the roof lining above the main tanks. This also meant we needed to move the large clock down slightly so t was framed properly.
This was a big moment for us and means that heat no longer escapes through the open rafters and will make the winery a far more pleasant place to visit in colder months. The wind that howls accross the valley no longer howls through the bar!
We have also completed new signage over the office door and put in new lights for that as well so people can clearly see where wwe are when they enter the yard.
We will be introducing new marked parking bays in the spring as well
Now that we have taken over a second building at Skid Hill Farm we will be able to move disgorging and riddling of our sparkling wines and contract wines out of the main winery. This will clear up a significant amount of space and allow us to put in the long needed kitchen so we can offer a limited menu to our visitors. this we plan to have operational by mid April 2020.
We are also adding in a wood burning stove to the bar to make the experience even more relaxing and cosy, more on this soon but hopefully this will be added into the winery mid January or early February.
The upstairs bar is also getting a revamp soon. Our original bar ceiling was lined with reclaimed pallets, free wood and all treated, quality hardwood mostly as well. We are replacing this with pine cladding as it is cleaner and blocks off drafts too but we will save the wood we previouly salvaged and turn the whole lot into fruit boxes. The bar will be rebuilt using some of these so we increase our storage four fold at least and will be able to hang more glasses as well so we an spend more time serving customers and less time cleaning glasses when we have guests. More on this as soon as we have made some progress.