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CHEERY DAYS - 'Spring in the Vineyard'

vineyard experience two course lunch at the Milk House   

Buds, shoots and flowers...

Cheery Days Events
Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

One morning at the vineyard followed by two- course lunch at The Milk House village pub.
++Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Please book early to avoid disappointment++

£120 for two people
£95 single person


21st May 2016
Two people | Single person
4th June 2016
Two people | Single person
11th June 2016
Two people | Single person

Come to the vineyard on a late spring morning and learn how we plan for fruit set. In the afternoon you'll head off for lunch and a glass of wine at the local village pub. All included in the price.

After a period of dormancy in winter, the vines are now quickly bursting back to life with new shoots growing each day and clusters of early flowers appearing with increasing frequency. It's all happening fast; this could very quickly get out of control, applying a lot of subtle care and attention is crucial throughout this season.

During an enjoyable morning we teach you the important role the viticulturist plays in ensuring the growth is happening where it should. We want these flowers to grow and ripen steadily into good quality grapes, and we invite you to roll your sleeves and get involved. If the term 'bud rubbing' is new to you now, it will be as familiar as the taste of a fine wine after a spring morning in the vineyard with us.

Your sumptuous two-course lunch with a glass of Rampant Horse* is served at Sissinghurst's award-winning village pub, The Milk House.

Your vineyard experience:

  • Arrive at the Vineyard at 9.30am for a showround and introduction to the vineyard, its grape varieties and our wine*
  • Group fruit planning tutorial
  • Personal fruit planning instruction
  • Refreshments (tea and coffee)
  • Bud rubbing and vine care session
  • English wine tasting among the vines
  • 1.00pm leave the vineyard and head for nearby Sissinghurst village for a delicious two course lunch with a glass of Rampant Horse* at The Milk House (for one)

This Cheery Days Spring Experience is for a single person. After booking we will contact you with confirmation instructions and directions to the vineyard. Terms and Conditions Apply.

The Milk House

Situated in picturesque Sissinghurst, The Milk House is a village pub at the heart of the community. Every day the bar welcomes loyal locals, along with visitors from further afield, offering cask ales from Kentish breweries and a wide selection of wines that include offerings from the area's renowned vineyards.

Dining at The Milk House

The Milk House offers a range of classic pub fare as well as a seasonal Dining Menu. A light Grazing Menu is available all day, while the terrace is home to a wood-fired pizza oven. On Sunday there's a choice of delicious roasts and there are wholesome choices for children too, all prepared with fresh local ingredients!


*Rampant Horse is subject to availability, an alternative may be offered. Suitable non-alcoholic alternatives are also available.