Grape Expectations

Programme

Once a traditional Jersey farm dating back to the 1600s, this estate has been transformed into beautiful gardens, extensive vineyards and orchards, spread out over two and a half hectares. Think Jersey transforms the vineyard into a fun-filled activity location where guests can split into teams and take part in a few competitive games and of course tastings!

Estate Tour

Guests will be welcomed into the vineyard with a glass of the award winning ‘Lilly’ Pink Sparkling Wine. This will be followed by a private tour of the estate by the general manager.

Barrel Building Competition

Each team will learn the art of cooperage. They will be set the task of dismantling and then rebuilding a brandy barrel, ready to roll it to the other end of the courtyard. It is always entertaining to watch the teams trying to roll it and stop it from falling apart!

 Chocolate Making

Our professional Chocolatière (how about that for a career choice?) hosts this unique chocolate workshop. The session begins with a brief history of chocolate, whilst delegates tuck in to some samples including some rather unusual flavours! Then it’s straight in there with the chocolate as you learn to make a range of luxury chocolate truffles and pralines. You will decide and make up your own favourite fillings and then have a go at dipping and coating your creations. Your own chocolate creations are then ready to be packed into a box to take home.

 Aroma Competition                                   

The activity takes place inside where the guests are seated. The group will begin with a Wine Aroma, team event where each table works together to identify the smells from the wine aromas bottles.

 Wine Blending

This is a unique opportunity for clients to blend their own wine! Using 4 classic wine varieties from around the world, each of which has a particular character, delegates are provided with the use of professional blending equipment to blend their own unique wine. The winning blend is then chosen, this is a truly enjoyable test of the senses and not surprisingly, a very popular activity.

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