Vineyard open at garden event

Grapes on the vine at Claxby's Three Sisters Vineyard EMN-150615-090857001
Grapes on the vine at Claxby's Three Sisters Vineyard EMN-150615-090857001

When you think of wine, you do not automatically think of the Wolds.

But Lincolnshire has two vineyards north of Market Rasen – one at Claxby and one at Somerby – so it is possible to support local producers when enjoying that well-earned glass of vino at the end of a busy day.

And this weekend’s open gardens at Claxby gives the chance to taste what The Three Sisters Vineyard has to offer.

There will be guided tours of the vineyard, together with tastings of the wine, throughout the event.

There will be no additional charge, with the tours included in the open gardens admission of £4 per adult.

The biennial event will also see around six gardens open for viewing between midday and 5.30pm.

And there will also be other local produce to enjoy, including Willingham Fayre ice-cream and Cote Hill cheese.

There will be a number of stalls too, including hand-crafted walking sticks and other crafts.

For machine lovers, there will be a display of classic cars from the Austin Seven Club, alongside a collection of vintage tractors and mowers.

Two years ago, more than £4,000 was raised from this event and this year the village hopes to do even better to support village charities St Mary’s Church, the parish hall and The Viking Centre.