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Brixworth vineyard prepares for vintage open day

Thursday, 9th June 2016, 4:15 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:01 pm
Mark and Julia Bennett in their Brixworth vineyard

Corks are being pulled and glasses filled in anticipation of the open day to celebrate the first anniversary of a county vineyard.

The family run Brynne Vineyard in Brixworth is inviting wine enthusiasts to attend a celebratory event marking its one year anniversary.

At the event they will launch of the vineyard’s first wines of 2016.

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The joint celebration will take place at Brynne Vineyard on Saturday July 9 from 10 to 4 and is free to attend.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a scenic walk around the vines, ask questions about wine production and sample a glass of wine with the owners.

Owners Julia Bennett who owns Brynne Vineyard with husband Mark said: “We are very excited to unveil our first selection of wines.

“We have carried out a great deal of work on the site and the tasting barn so we are looking forward to welcoming the public for the first time.

“Everyone is welcome to join us for a chat to see what we’re up to, or come and just enjoy the scenery with a glass of wine.”

The couple spotted the vineyard in 2015 and instantly decided that the venture was just what they had been looking for.

One year and a lot of hard work later, they have just completed labelling up the first delivery of wines, all whilst still pursuing their respective accountancy and engineering jobs.

Very much a family run business, one of the vineyard’s wines Georgie Girl is named after Mark and Julia’s six-year-old daughter.

A set of wine label designs have been commissioned for the launch to reflect the delicate blended flavours that have been created in the different wines.

Julia added: “Working together as a family to achieve something has been the best part of the whole project.

“We’re lucky to have had so much support from our friends and family who have helped with everything from harvesting to tasting – we couldn’t have done it without them.”

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