Introduction to biodynamic winegrowing & wine production workshop, 7th July, Bristol | Biodynamic Association

Introduction to biodynamic winegrowing & wine production workshop, 7th July, Bristol

Seed Cooperative Open Days: July & Sept 2019
23rd May 2019
Biodynamic Association Conference and AGM 2019: 26/27 October, Stourbridge
17th June 2019

Venue: Limeburn Hill Vineyard, Westfield Farm, Limeburn Hill, Chew Magna, BS40 8QW
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
This workshop, run by Robin Snowdon (vineyard manager and winemaker), will cover the basics of biodynamic viticulture (growing grapes) and viniculture (making wine).

This course is ideal for:

  • anyone interested in setting up an organic/biodynamic vineyard
  • anyone interested in making biodynamic wine
  • anyone selling biodynamic wine – working in restaurants, bars, or in the wine trade,
  • anyone interested in the principles of biodynamic agriculture.

It will include:

  • the principles of biodynamic agriculture
  • an introduction to biodynamic vineyard management
  • the use of compost teas & plant-based sprays for vine health
  • an introduction to the biodynamic preparations with examples
  • a tour of the vineyard and exploration of the grape varieties, trellising systems, soil care and treatments
  • an introduction to biodynamic winemaking and tasting of our natural wines with an explanation of the processes followed
  • plenty of space for questions and discussion, as required.

Cost: £50 including lunch and a tasting of our 3 natural wines.
Book your place online here
FFI please feel welcome to contact Robin directly robin@limeburnhillvineyard.co.uk

For all our events including vineyard tours and tastings taking place in please see
http://limeburnhillvineyard.co.uk/events/

More about Limeburn Hill Vineyard:
We are a small artisan vineyard near Chew Magna on the edge of Bristol. It is the only biodynamic vineyard in the south west of England, Perched on a sunny south-facing slope overlooking the Chew Valley the vineyard was hand-planted with 1800 vines in 2015. Six varieties of grapes are grown – three red and three white – from which a variety of natural wines are produced. Our wines are certified as organic and biodynamic and we make them ourselves entirely from our own grapes. We produce Pétillant Naturel wines (naturally sparkling white, rosé & red) as well as experiments in still Amber wines (skin-macerated whites) and Red wines. All of our wines are vegan.