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Two nights private vineyard glamping - weekend activity experience for 2 people, with winery tour, wine tastings and a local Dorset produce platter.

  • Location Dorset
  • Price from £250.00

Highlights

Vineyard and Winery Glamping - Weekend Activity Experience Want an activity weekend, glamping on a farm, vineyard and winery in a beautiful location but without travelling to the south of France!? READ ON!..... Why not stay in one of our 3 glamping barrels and learn some new skills?

Example Itinerary:
Day 1 Friday  - Arrive anytime from 2pm, with a welcome and introduction to the weekend from the owner and winemaker Clare, with a glass of chilled English Sparkling Wine. Have Friday evening to yourselves to settle in and cook, or head into Shaftesbury, just a mile away and explore the local town and dine out. 

Day 2  - Saturday’s activities start at 9.30 am, so that you have time for a leisurely breakfast, with a late morning and lunch break. The activity afternoon ends around 4.30pm. Depending on the time of year and weather, supervised activities may include: vineyard maintenance, viticulture, pruning, canopy management, river bank maintenance, apple picking/pressing, cider making, grape picking/pressing, wine making and bottling. The winery talk then starts at 5.30pm with tastings to follow and a Dorset Platter for supper of local ham, Dorset cheeses, chutneys and fresh crusty Bread and butter, with a top up glass of your favourite of the Melbury Vale wines. From 7.30 pm onwards the evening is yours….. with the opportunity to buy wines to take away as gifts, or to continue the evening back at your barrel and enjoy a glass of your choice over a brazier fire, socialising, watching the stars, or looking out for barn owls searching for supper and deer skipping through the fields at dusk! 

Day 3Sunday is yours....check out is not until noon, so take your time over breakfast. Before you head home….take a walk to the top of Melbury Hill for fantastic panoramic views, or visit local attractions. Wardour Castle, Compton Abbas Airfield, National Trust’s Kingston Lacey or Stourhead.

NB Harvest time is September to October  - Saturday itinerary for harvest differs - example:
Day 2 Saturday will usually be harvest day (weather dependent), which starts at 8.30am and picking finishes by 4pm – hopefully with everything weighed and loaded into the press. Harvest time can be a late finish, so be prepared to assist as needed and bring waterproof footwear and old clothes – grapes are very sticky! Your talk over a wine tasting and supper will be whilst the pressing takes place, with a last press emptying activity to finish the day and a nightcap to celebrate when the crop is all in and pressed!

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Inclusions

    What's included

  • Other Our kitchen trailer includes cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, along with a kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, cold box and single halogen hob ring. There are electrical sockets in the trailer where you can charge phones etc. Bathrooms with wet room showers are in the main winery building

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food A local Dorset produce platter is available on the Saturday with the wine tasting, wine and cider is available to purchase, please bring all other food and refreshments with you.
  • Camping Equipment There is no power connected to the glamping barrels, only small solar lights, so no fixed lights nor heating. External lighting is prohibited in this rural area to protect the Dark Skies status, so please bring a torch and means of keeping warm at night with you.
  • Other The glamping barrel contains a bed platform, but you will need to bring all bedding, pillows and any form of sleeping mattress ie thermo-rest, airbed (and means to inflate it). Please also bring your own toiletries and towels

Cancellations

Custom Policy

Winery Tours: Visitors must be 18 or over with a valid ID for alcohol purchases. You have the right to cancel your event or accommodation purchase with a full refund within 14 days of purchase. Any experience event cancellations or booking amendments must be outside of 72 hours of the booked date or full charges will be applied.

Glamping: Full payment is required to secure your booking dates. Cancellations within 28 days of your first booking date will not be refunded.

Cedar Lodge: Full payment is required to secure your booking dates. Cancellations within 28 days of your first booking date will not be refunded.

Location

Dorset

Provider

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Melbury Vale Vineyard

Melbury Vale Vineyard is the experience provider for Two nights private vineyard glamping - weekend activity experience for 2 people, with winery tour, wine tastings and a local Dorset produce platter.

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