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CHEERY DAYS - 'Summer in the Vineyard'

vineyard experience two course lunch at the Milk House   

Leaves, Canes and Grapes...

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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


25th July 2015
Two people | Single person
22nd August 2015
Two people | Single person
12th September 2015
Two people | Single person

Now the fruit has set, the vineyard is giving us a hint of the size of this year's harvest, but there's lots to do yet. Be there as the young grapes slowly ripen as they hang on the vines. You'll learn how to manage the canopy; thinning out the leaves to expose the delicate fruit to the sunshine. This will help maximise the final sugar levels, crucial to wine production.

During an enjoyable morning we teach you canopy care, the vital process of managing the vineyard as the grapes ripen. We need to have just the right level of leaf foliage; too much takes energy away from the fruit, too little and there's not enough. These grapes will be made into English wine, so we need a steady ripening, with well balanced sugars and acidity. Come and see how it's done and join in yourself. spend a summer morning in the Kent vineyard.

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 intrdoction to the vineyard, its grape varieties and our wine*
  • Group canopy care tutorial
  • Personal canaopy care instruction
  • Refreshments (tea and coffee)
  • Canopy care among the vines
  • English wine tasting in the vineyard
  • 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 Summer 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.