Maldon + New Hall Vineyards

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 8:30am

Monday 19 June Essex Explorer – Maldon and New Hall Vineyards
Our visit to Essex features two staples of the Romans – salt and wine.

We start the day in Maldon, where Maldon Sea Salt, favourite of the Queen and loved by chefs the world over, has been produced for the last 135 years. Maldon is one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex and the main streets still have many medieval timber-framed buildings. The town has a rich history and other places of interest are St Peter’s Church, the Maeldune Centre and the Maldon Museum. It is also famous for The Hythe, home of many of the remaining Thames barges.

After lunch we will make our way to New Hall Vineyard where award-winning (UK Winemaker of the year 2013, 2015, 2016) wines have been produced since 1969. After a short film and a tour we will have a tutored wine tasting, accompanied by local cheeses. Before returning home you will have the opportunity to buy your favourite wine(s).

The cost will be £32.00 (non LALG members £33.00). The coach will leave Baldock (opposite Community Centre) at 8.30 am and Letchworth (opposite Barclays Bank) at 8.45am. To book, please phone Susan Mellor from 9.15 am on Monday 5 June. Messages may be left, but will not constitute a firm booking.

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