Harvest at Albury

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Albury Vineyard

Silent Pool, Shere Road

Albury

Guildford

GU5 9BW

United Kingdom

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We are delighted to invite you to join the 2019 grape harvest!

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Please note the following important information before you sign up:-

  • We are looking for around 30 volunteers to help us pick the grapes. Please only sign up if you know you will be able to attend, as our harvest dates are often in high demand.
  • If you sign up and then are no longer able to attend, please let us know so we can give your place to someone else.
  • You need to be available to arrive at Albury at 9am for a health and safety briefing. This is very important!
  • We may be finished by lunchtime, but may carry on into the afternoon depending on how fast you pick.
  • Lunch will be provided, please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

FAQs

Q: Do I have to get there at 9am?

A: Yes, it's very important that you hear the health and safety briefing at this time.

Q: How long will the grape picking take?

A: This depends! It may be that you will be finished by lunchtime, or we may carry on into the afternoon.

Q: Do I have to stay until the end?

A: Please only volunteer if you are able to start at 9am and continue until lunchtime. However if you are unable to stay into the afternoon this is no problem, please let us know in advance if this is the case.

Q: What happens if I've signed up but can no longer attend?

A: Please email lucy@alburyvineyard.com and let us know ASAP so we can offer your place to another volunteer.

Q: Do I need to bring my Eventbrite ticket?

A: No, your name will be on a guest list when you arrive.

Q: Does it matter if I haven't done this before?

A: No! We will give you a fill briefing.

Q: Is this experience suitable for everyone?

A: We do not recommend that you take part in the grape harvest if you have any back issues as some bending is involved.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Sorry, you know we love dogs but we can't allow them at the vineyard on harvest days for health and safety reasons.

Q: Can children come?

A: Sorry but our harvest experience days are not suitable for children under 16 years of age.

Q: What should I wear and bring?

A: Wrap up warm! Layers are recommended as the morning can be chilly but you will warm up throughout the day. Wellies or boots are best as the ground can be damp and muddy but remember that wellies don't keep your feet very warm - wear thick socks too! Bring gloves if you have them, alternatively we have some disposable gloves available. No need to bring secateurs as we will provide snippers.

Q: Do I need to bring food and drink?

A: We will provide tea, coffee and water throughout the day. Lunch will also be provided (please let us know any dietary requirements well in advance). Please bring your own water bottle - to reduce plastic waste we will no longer be giving out

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The harvest will go ahead in light rain however if heavy rain is forecast then we may re-arrange the day. In this case we will notify you by email the day before.

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Albury Vineyard

Silent Pool, Shere Road

Albury

Guildford

GU5 9BW

United Kingdom

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