Community Wassailing Event | Amber Valley Vineyard
A special afternoon/evening celebrating the very special and Old English tradition of Wassailing. Come and join us for a lively afternoon market in the orchard, a bonfire, a barbecue, wines, ales and cider as we get out the Wasail cup and bless the apple trees, hang toast on the trees wishing them good health to wake the trees for the following year. Traditionally takes place on the “Ole Twelvey Night” around the 17th January, we are combining this date with Burns Night! A late afternoon/early evening event to raise money for Wessington Primary School.
Beat the late January blues. This is the perfect event to break up the long, anticlimactic period of winter betwixt the Christmas and New Year holiday and the first signs of Spring and to support a good cause and bring the local community together in our shared love of the countryside and its traditions.
We’ll be holding the event in our orchard on Back Lane, Wessington. Our orchard contains around 50 trees, now coming into full maturity, and it has all of the Derbyshire varieties of apple trees, some cider trees and other locally important varieties. You can read about it here.
Includes a BBQ (with Haggis sausages!), face-painting, themed games, bar with a roaring fire, bonfires and a Burns night theme too! With it being Burns Night there’ll undoubtedly be some related theatrics relating to this auspicious occasion. And the bar will remain open till 7pm.
This will, we hope, with community support become an annual event – we’ve even commissioned the Wessington Wassail Cup from our friends at Natural Earth Woodcrafts.
Just £5 per adult (kids free) with a drink of hot cider punch (including non-alcoholic option) or our delicious white wine.
You can book via our online shop in the link further down the page. Tickets will also be available to purchase at Wessington School. Look forward to seeing you there!
More details here.