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A New Season of Events

31 January 2015 by Standout UK

The first of an exciting programme of events for 2015: Meet the Oysterman: Haward’s Oysters on Saturday 21st February.

Famed for the Colchester Native Oyster, the tidal beds of the Blackwater Estuary create slow-grown local oysters with wonderful flavour.  The Haward family have been cultivating oysters since the 1700s so seawater runs in their veins.

Over a seafood lunch, Richard will joining us in the Tasting Barn to talk about life as a seventh generation oysterman on Mersea Island.   It promises to be a fascinating event and tickets include six native oysters, a seafood platter from The Company Shed and a glass of Dedham Vale Bacchus.  Booking is essential!

Out on the vineyard, the Dedham Vale Team are braving the cold to prune the vines.  This year, we are holding a Vine Pruning Course on Saturday 14th February.  It is a practical hands-on course, and an opportunity to learn about viticulture and hone your pruning skills amongst the vines – yes, we are letting you loose on the Dedham Vale Vines, under the supervision of our experts of course!

And finally, on Saturday 31st January, we will be a the Piatto Fine Wine & Deli (28 Priory St, Colchester), for a wine tasting from 12 noon to 4pm. We are pleased to announce that both Piatto’s Frinton and Colchester shops are now stocking the Dedham Vale range.