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Pruning at Meresa Island Vineyard

30 March 2015 by Standout UK

Mersea Island is Britain’s most easterly inhabited island, known for its oysters, red squirrels (we’re keeping a close watch), the occasional hippo bone and elephant tusk from the cliffs at Cudmore Grove, and Mersea Island Vineyard, now under the management of the Dedham Vale Team.

Grapes were introduced to Mersea Island by the Romans.  Established in 1985, the ten acre vineyard has five grape varieties and produces around 20,000 bottles each year.   It is a beautiful spot in East Mersea, and we thought you might like to see some photos from our recent pruning trips to the island.

The observant amongst you may have noticed a new member of the team – it’s DVV’s Master Pruner, Benny the Easter Bunny!  Benny has promised to not only complete the pruning at Mersea, but join us back at Boxted for a day of family fun at the Dedham Vale Vineyard.

Join Benny and the team for The Great Dedham Vale Easter Egg Hunt this Friday from 11am.  An Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt for kids plus crafts, face painting and bouncy castle, explore the vineyard on our trail and enjoy wine tasting, beer and a BBQ at the Tasting Barn.  A great way to start your Easter celebrations!