A Brush With Bacchus
A gentle south facing slope on the outskirts of Budleigh, twenty artists armed with their favourite paints and brushes and a room full of glasses waiting for the arrival of a selection of delicious wines to be savoured and enjoyed.
One of the more unusual locations for Club outings resulted in a most enjoyable day of new experiences - drawing and painting the rows of grape-laden vines,
the surrounding landscape and slopes of
Lilly Farm Vineyard.
The weather was kind to us and we were treated to a history and conducted tour of the vineyard followed by a wine tasting of the different varieties produced by Alan and Faye.
We also enjoyed a delicious lunch board of English cheeses and a variety of cold meats followed by – what else, English strawberries and cream!
Below is a photographic record of a most enjoyable, educational and sociable day at Lily Farm - and thanks go to Alan and Faye* for accommodating the club and sending us away with big smiles on our faces.
* For more information and to arrange your own visit you might like to check out www.lilyfarmvineyard.com