Willow & Wine Amongst the Vines

Enjoy a indoor/outdoor Christmas experience at Albury Organic Vineyard and learn how to weave a Willow Heart, Angel and/or Traditional Swedish Star, perfect decorations made from natural materials to hang in your home over Christmas or outside all year round!

Join Lorraine, a local Willow artist at Albury Vineyard for either a morning, afternoon or full-day workshop. Each workshop includes a glass of delicious Albury Estate sparkling wine.

Lunch is available as an optional extra regardless of if you are spending the day with us or have chosen either a morning or afternoon workshop only. Lunch includes a selection of English cheese, charcuterie, olives, crackers & chutney, £15/person (additional wine and soft drinks available to buy on the day)

Please note that we will not have a different food offering available on the day, we can offer Dairy free (charcuterie only) or a Vegan cheese board only if requested when booking. Please refrain from bringing your own food and drink to these workshops.

Crafting with willow

We use a variety of Willows for making both the Hearts and Angels. Buff Willow which has had the bark removed before drying, the Willow is then soaked for around 1.5 hrs prior to use and left for 24hrs to mellow. Brown willow still has its bark and has been re-hydrated before use for 24hrs hours for every foot in length!

For the Traditional Swedish Star, you will learn to weave two stars that can either be combined and displayed together or separately. We will have a selection of natural coloured Willow and Dyed Willow to use on the day. We do not need to re-hydrate the Willow beforehand as it does not have to be very flexible to create the stars.

The workshop will be held in and around the wine tasting room and outdoor sheltered seating area, therefore, please dress according to the weather.

Cost

Workshop Cost: £59.00 per person
Optional Lunch: £15.00 per person

Time

AM Workshop: 10:00am-12:30pm
PM Workshop: 1:30pm-4:00pm

workshops

16th Nov: AM Willow Heart

16th Nov: PM Swedish Star

22nd Nov: AM Willow Angel

22nd Nov: PM Swedish Star

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