New for 2017, Biddenden Vineyards is excited to invite visitors to join one of its Charity Tours for £1, in aid of Dandelion Time, which take place every Saturday morning, and Wednesdays June to September, at 10am at the vineyards, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent TN27 8DF.
The Charity Tours, are a perfect introduction to how English wines, ciders and juices are produced. After arriving at the vineyard for 9.45am for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee, the tour will begin at 10am and will last around 1 hour. The guide will take the group around the vines, into the winery and then back into the vineyard shop for a selection of tastings.
Sally Barnes, Director at Biddenden, said: “Our charity tours cost £1 per person, with all funds raised to be donated to our chosen charity. For 2017 we will be supporting Dandelion Time a local charity, based in West Farleigh near Maidstone, helping children and their families that are the victims of trauma, abuse and neglect.”
Caroline Williams, Head of Corporate Fundraising at Dandelion Time, added: “Dandelion Time place a high value on being chosen by such a fantastic and successful family run business. Meaningful relationships such as this enable us to continue the work we do with vulnerable children and their families.”
All Biddenden’s wines are estate grown and bottled so visitors will get to experience where the grape to glass processes takes place and can see the vines at different stages depending on the time of year they visit.
Sally continues: “What you can see at the vineyard changes seasonally so if you have visited before in summer a winter tour will give you an opportunity to see the vineyard in a completely different light.”
The Charity Tours are for individuals, families and friends and pre-booking is essential. To book please call the vineyard on 01580 291726 to check availability. For groups of 15 people or more or for further information please visit www.biddendenvineyards.com.
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