A corking time to visit Frithsden vineyard

Frithsden vineyard harvest
Frithsden vineyard harvest

Harvest time at Frithsden Vineyard attracted crowds of neighbours who help to pick and process the grapes every year to make local wine.

There was not as much work to do at the weekend in comparison to previous years because the cold wet summer had resulted in yield which has been reduced by half.

The workers were treated to a chilli con carne as a thank you for their efforts.

It was the same story last year for the vines behind The Alford Arms pub but it hasn’t put off owners Simon and Natalie Tooley from hosting an opening and fair this Saturday at the Vineyard from 12pm to 5pm. People will be able to try and buy their Chiltern White, Chiltern Flint and Chiltern Rose.

Natalie will also be selling pieces from her clothing range Calla Lily and entertainment will be provided by Morris dancers.