Time for harvest festivals!
Festival time in Somerset...
Wells Food Festival
It's a very exciting day for Mowbarton Estate Somerset Sparkling - our very first food festival! We can guarantee that champagne corks will be popping throughout the weekend. Of course, as you might have guessed, it will actually be a virtual festival - sad in some ways. By rights we should be in the beautiful little City of Wells handing out samples and chatting to the scores of passers-by. Instead we are here at home on the Isle of Wedmore - which is why I used the phrase ‘sad in some ways’! We are usually blessed with one of the most beautiful views in Somerset but today it is rather grey, dismal and wet. We can make out the distinctive shape of Glastonbury Tor - but only just. It's not the most brilliant of days for standing and sipping! But it's perfect for browsing the website, discovering the whole Mowbarton story, enjoying the sunlit pictures and imagining the beautifully chilled ‘attractive balance of soft, cooked apple/ tarte tatin.’ That's how Master of Wine Neil Tully described Mowbarton Estate.
Then, once you've enjoyed a spot of virtual activity, it will be time to ‘pop’ into the Vineyard Shop and order a bottle (or six - it's cheaper per bottle that way). And if you are lucky enough to live in this beautiful area of Somerset, we can even deliver free of charge.
Talking of Wells and festivals, next week sees the start of the Wells Festival of Literature - and it's NOT going to be virtual. Well, only partially. Most of the speakers will be appearing in person at Cedars Hall in Wells and there really is nothing quite as inspiring as an author talking about their own work LIVE. You can truly sense the passion. Full details are on the website - and I understand there are still some tickets left for live events. Or you can register for live-streaming.