Visit to Greyfriars Winery (Provisional)
July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
For our first real-life get together in a long time, we have organised an exclusive, private visit to the award winning Greyfriars vineyard, set just off the Hog’s Back between Farnham and Guildford. This will be an evening tour starting at 6.30pm, which will allow us to benefit from the long summer evenings.
Now under the ownership of Mike and Hilary Wagstaff, the original vineyard was planted in 1989 and since taking over in 2010, they have expanded the area under vine to almost 50 acres on three sites focusing on producing stunning English Sparkling Wine. They have also built a brand new winery with state of the art winemaking equipment
The vineyards are predominantly planted with the three classic Champagne varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. However, they also have small plots of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Since 2011, their wines have gained critical acclaim and have already won a number of prizes in international competitions including the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Our tour will be led by Aaron Gilling, an enthusiastic and key member of the team at Greyfriars. The walking tour of the vineyard will be followed by a tasting of their sparkling and still wines. Liz and I went on this tour led by Aaron a couple of summers ago and we think it is the best vineyard tour we’ve done.
Make a note in your diary now. More details soon!