South Yorkshire vineyard and gardens opening to the public
A country estate near Sheffield is opening its vineyard to those visiting its gardens for the very first time. Renishaw Hall, which is managed by Fisher German, has re-opened its gardens to the public following the easing of government lockdown measures and is now also opening its vineyard to visitors from July 31.
Previously the only way to see the vineyard was through pre-booked tours which are held just a small number of times throughout the year, but now visitors can explore the area and find out more about Renishaw Hall’s award-winning wines. The café has also re-opened and visitors are able to purchase the still and sparkling wines as well as a range of other refreshments.
Renishaw Hall boasts seven acres of award-winning Italianate gardens where the herbaceous borders are at their best at this time of the year, filled with towering delphiniums, campanulas and lilies and a host of smaller perennials such as alliums, eyngiums, lychnis and geraniums.
The White Garden offers a serene oasis showcasing the beauty of a single colour planting scheme. Roses are also prominent in the gardens, with almost every area boasting at least one rose bush.
Visitors can also enjoy the wider parkland which has 10 acres of woodland gardens where they can see the large collection of magnolia trees before heading down to the lakes. There is a further 12 acres to explore round the lakes, which boast a variety of wildlife including birds, dragon flies and pondlife.
The gardens and café are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The gardens are open for visiting in two sessions running from 10.30am to 1.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and online booking is advised. The café can be visited independently of the gardens, booking is not required, and currently all dining is Al Fresco.
A number of safety measures have been put in place, including a one-way entry and exit system, and visitor numbers are being capped at 100 people per session.
Struan McDougall, Partner in our Doncaster office, said: “We are very pleased to re-open Renishaw Hall’s gardens to the public. It is hugely exciting that the lockdown period has given us the opportunity to launch a new feature and open the vineyards to the public for the very first time.
“Visitors will be able to explore the vineyards and view information on the growing season and the processes involved in winemaking. People will also be able to enjoy the estate’s fantastic Italianate garden, woodland garden and lakes.
“The hall itself remains closed, but the café is now open along with the gardens and there is a separate toilet block with hand sanitising facilities available. As visitor numbers are capped at 100 people per session, we are encouraging members of the public to pre-book online on the estate’s website to avoid disappointment.”
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