Limeburn Hill Vineyard, situated near Chew Magna just south of Bristol, was planted in 2015 and has been managed as a biodynamic vineyard from the beginning. It is situated on Westfield Farm, a 10Ha farm with bee hives, a forest garden, a woodland, wildflower meadows and a cider orchard – all of which is currently in conversion to biodynamic status. The vineyard is 1 Ha in size, with 6 varieties of vines, and makes its own biodynamic wine. It is the only biodynamic vineyard in SW England.
10.00 Arrival – introductions to everybody; programme and aims (in the barn)
10.30 General introduction – to the farm and the vineyard (in the barn)
10.45 Farm walk – bee garden, cider orchard, forest garden [finishing at the vineyard]
11.15 Vineyard walk – introduction to biodynamic vinegrowing including the key BD principles, application of those principles to the vineyard, vineyard layout, choice of vine varieties, growing system, and a vineyard tour,
12.30 Lunch – made from produce from the forest garden where possible, with time to chat and ask questions [in the barn]
1.45 BD preparations and treatments – introduction to the BD preparations we make, our composting system, our use of herbal tisanes, the dynamiser, and the compost tea system [walking around the vineyard and farm]
3.00 BD winemaking – explanation of principles of BD winemaking, possible tasting of elderflower pet nat? [in barn or forest garden depending on weather]
3.30 Questions, discussion
Travel: No direct public transport access to farm.
Venue Address: Westfield Farm, Limeburn Hill, Chew Magna, Bristol BS40 8QW
Parking on farm – will be signposted although site is dependant on weather/soil condition. Detailed instructions will be sent with booking confirmation
Cost: £45 incl home made Lunch