Local Vineyard High Clandon combined their prize winning wines with sculpture and local networking on a warm summer’s evening last week. Set in the Surrey Hills at East Clandon with uninterrupted views towards London, the vineyard provided the perfect spot for Surrey Hills Enterprises members to get together, sample local food and wine and support local charity ‘Cherry Trees’.
The event was organised by Surrey Hills Enterprises and owners of High Clandon Vineyard, Bruce and Sibyilla Tindale. The event showcased over 60 pieces of sculpture, art and jewellery by noted artists from the Surrey Hills and also marked the launch of High Clandon’s 2010 vintage Cuvées, their multi-award winning English Quality Sparkling Wines.
Sibyilla Tindale, owner comments;
“This is the second year we have organised our Sculpture in the Vineyard event and we are delighted with what a success it has been. We are passionate about our sparkling wines and excited about the future of the English Wine industry which is now successfully competing with our International counterparts.
Surrey Hills Enterprises have been instrumental in bringing together local businesses under the Surrey Hills brand and these networking events are so beneficial for us all to work better together, find business areas in common and promote our businesses and services.”
Surrey Hills Enterprises is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which brings together independent companies and artisans based within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) via a membership scheme. All members benefit from increased awareness of their business through an on-line business directory, use of the Surrey Hills trademark, a high level events and networking programme, PR and Social Media. All profits made by Surrey Hills Enterprises are put back into the Surrey Hills through a series of projects which enhance, protect and preserve the landscape; promote rural economy; educate visitors, residents and businesses and promote partnership.
“The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to many unique and entrepreneurial businesses. Surrey Hills Enterprises helps to bring them together under the Surrey Hills name and raise awareness of the fantastic variety we have here. We want to raise the profile of the Surrey Hills not only locally but nationally as we are proud of what we are achieving”.
There is still time for you to come and view the sculpture and art in the Vineyard event as it runs until Sunday 5 July. A percentage of art and wine sales will be donated to local charity Cherry Trees, who offer respite care for young people with disabilities.
For further information on the event please telephone 01483 225660 or email [email protected]