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WELCOME

Dedham Vale Vineyard is set in 40 acres of vines, woods and pasture on the edge of the Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

 

Sample the wines and wander through the vines as you enjoy this glorious part of North Essex.  The vineyard is on the Essex Way with lovely walks through the surrounding countryside and quiet country lanes and villages of Constable Country.

We host year round events and hire the grounds and tasting barn for weddings and events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2019 Volunteer Harvest

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Come and help your local vineyard and join in with the Harvest! Spend a day in the vines picking the grapes and learning a little about the practical side of Viticulture. Gain the experience and enjoy a free lunch on us for your help and support. ​ Register interest below and we will contact you nearer the time.

One day photography workshop

Saturday 25th January 2020

Join us at Dedham Vale Vineyard for a Beginners photography workshop hosted by Jeff Turnbull, winner of the Wedding Photography award of the year 2019.
Learn how to master your DSLR camera and start taking great photographs of family and friends, holidays and all the other special moments in your life.
Whether you've just got your first digital SLR camera or you've had one for a few years then our beginner's photography course is ideal for you.
We will get you away from the fully auto settings, you will gain more confidence and have the skills to take photographs that you will be proud of.
We all know how confusing the user's manual can be, which is why it's so easy to put the camera to full auto, this workshop we will show you just how easy it can be to take photos.
Price includes tuition, handouts, tea & coffee at breaks and lunch with a glass of wine.
This one-day course will start at 09:30am and finish at 04:00pm with lunch served at 1pm.

Christmas Wreath Making Course

Saturday 30th November 2019

Join us for this wonderful one-day workshop to create your very own Christmas wreath.
Make your home festive to welcome family and friends.
Start time 09:30 am with a welcome tea or coffee,
Then we get into the fun of construction, that will start (weather dependant) with a trip into the vines to collect our raw materials and see how the bases are made from the vine canes.
We will be having a little break at about 11am for a tea, coffee and will stop for a tasty buffet lunch with a complimentary glass of Dedham Vale wine included at 1pm.
Back to work on you masterpiece at 2pm to give them there finishing touches to leave about 4:00pm, with a break for a sneaky glass of mulled wine before you go.

Bee Keeping Course

Saturday 8th Febuary 2020

Join us at Dedham Vale Vineyard for a beginners Bee Keeping course hosted by Simon Cousins.
This course is an introduction to the subject with, the emphasis on the practical aspects of beekeeping and is designed for beginners.
Not the inhabitants on this occasion.
This is a theory-only course, you'll get hands-on with some common tools of the trade and take a look at some beehives and their construction, however on this occasion will not meet their inhabitants.
On the day you will learn about the inhabitants of the hive and their duties, and gain an understanding of the following topics:
Equipment required
The Positioning of the hives
Swarm collection
Stocking the hive
Details of inspection of the hive and the work required throughout the year.
Harvesting, hive products and Marketing.
This one day course will start at 09:30 am and finish at 04:00 pm with lunch included served at 1 pm.

2019 Festive Wine Day

Sunday 1st December - 11am to 6pm

Pop in for our festive wine day at Dedham Vale Vineyard. No entry fee... just an open day at the vineyard with wine deals and local products in the shop. Some lovely stalls and also our local Cheese & Pie supplier to buy some great little gifts. Mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pies and more in our coffee shop.

WET WALNUTS

Notice

For those enquiring about wet Walnuts, sold here in previous years. Please see the notice below

 

We are not selling Walnuts this year.

 

The owners of the vineyard brought the management of the site in-house at the end of last year, meaning the business is now family-run. The walnuts were sold last year were supplied by a friend of the previous operators. Selling them again from the vineyard is something that we may look into in future years.

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