Wine of the Month, Ribchester Festival, Wedding Open Day & Results Day

Wine of the Month
We're welcoming the Spring here at Stydd Gardens with a recent spate of lovely weather, the first of the barbecues have been lit and so we have chosen a wine to fit the bill.

The Montes Winery began in 1987 and commanded by the highly experienced founders Aurelio Montes & Douglas Murray; it pioneered a wave of improvements for the Chilean wine scene.
Their 'Classic' series Merlot from Colchagua Vineyards displaying intense colour indicates the concentration of jammy strawberry and plum flavours with just a hint of toasty vanilla spice from its time in French oak; perfect with marinated & barbecued meats.

There is a lot of value to be had with Chile, especially now they have invested heavily in their viticulture & winemaking techniques to ripen their grapes and then produce these fantastic wines. The take away price is just £8.50 from Fullaloves Wines. As always; we'll let you try a sample, buy a glass here or next door in The Glass House.

Festival Time
The Ribchester Music Festival is into its 23rd year, however it is understood to possibly be the last and so the organisers have vowed to make it as special as possible. To that end; Stydd Gardens have been invited to be part of the event this year to help make it the very best. The Glass House are hosting an afternoon of Canapes & Cavatina with Scott Robertson on Saturday 27th June, whilst in our Vintage Marquee we will be holding twww.ribchesterfestival.co.uk) Please get your tickets quick and help us celebrate what could be the very last ever Ribchester Festival!
he Festival Lunch on the final day; Sunday 28th. Both events are ticketed and available from various locations, even online (check the website;



A NEW date for your diaries 
The secret garden wedding venue; Stydd Country Weddings are having our second ever open day on Sunday 21st June. Spread the word as its going to be beautiful with some amazing local suppliers showcasing their work too, 
and of course, we will have the bar open  for you to enjoy an example of toast drinks as you peruse our wedding inspirations.





Results DayHaving studied for the Advanced Wine & Spirits Education Trust qualification, I was relieved to hear (whilst Scuba diving the Red Sea!) that my tuition from the excellent educator; Stephen Rosser, has paid off. Not that it was a great hard ship to get to taste over 80 different wines over the duration of the course! Thank you Stephen & Salut Wines in Manchester, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and fulfilling experience!


Opening times (Stydd Gardens)
Finally just a brief note to inform everyone that all of Stydd Gardens residents and outlets will now also be open on Tuesdays!

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