Come on a day trip out to visit Pebblebed Vineyard near Topsham.
We will be taken around Pebblebed vineyard to discover what they do and taste the wine that they make. Once we have explored and tasted we get taken to their cellar to have lunch where I’m sure you can pick up a few bottles or two!
We will then have time to wonder around the pretty town of Topsham before we jump back on the coach and head for home
Date: Tuesday 16th April
Depart: Shipham Village Hall 9.00 am
Back on the coach at 4.00pm to Shipham Vilage Hall
Contact: 01934 708312
Here is a little bit about Pebblebed vineyard
It all began as a community project in 1999 amongst friends. When David and Gail Leeder bought their home, Eden, at Ebford, Geoff Bowen initiated a community project where part of the Leeder’s adjacent 8-acre field was planted as a vineyard by 11 local families. Today the Eden Community Vineyard continues to thrive and prosper, with some 20 local families tending the vines throughout the year, harvesting the grapes, and reaping the benefits in wine and social experience.
In 2010, Geoff pitched his idea for a new community vineyard (Partner Vineyards) on the BBC Dragons Den programme successfully gaining the support of Dragon Duncan Bannatyne. The new vineyard was planted in May 2011 with 30 new individuals and partners joining the ten year long project.