Creating a Haven of Biodiversity
May is a wonderful time in the vineyard as our estate comes to life with new growth, vibrant colours and buzzing life. It’s a time filled with excitement and optimism as we witness the first buds unfurl and look forward to what this vintage will bring.
During this month, our devoted vineyard team have been busy introducing new sustainable initiatives, from creating beautiful insect houses to building reptile habitats. They’ve also taken part in “Low Mow May,” an initiative that embraces a more gentle approach to vineyard maintenance, by cutting back on mowing activity, allowing wildlife to thrive and flourish. Not only does this ensure our vineyard maintains its delicate balance of biodiversity, but it also allows us to take delight in witnessing our vineyard rows become adorned with beautiful wildflowers.
But that’s not all! We’ve also had the pleasure of collaborating with a local beekeeper this month, who has introduced three buzzing beehives to our vineyard, housing the Apis Mellifera Mellifera, also known as the European dark bee, a breed native to the UK. By welcoming these extraordinary creatures, we’re not only embracing greater biodiversity in our vineyard but also actively preserving our precious local ecosystem. Their presence will make a significant difference in maintaining the delicate balance of nature whilst also providing delicious honey!
If you’re interested in savouring the honey produced by our cherished local beekeeper, we invite you to reach out to us. We would be delighted to make arrangements for you.