February News and Valentines

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Wow, where did January go!
Obviously Christmas was busy and then we survived the New Year festivities, then suddenly it’s February and we need to celebrate the lengthening days that will herald spring!

The modern form of this celebration is to honour the special people in our lives and treat them on Valentines day.

Special offer of Sharpham Sparkling Reserve and Sharpham Soft Cheese Hart
- Get FREE SHIPPING (worth £9.50) when you use code FEB2017 at checkout
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*Rose not included. Limited availability of Harts, when
stocks end we will substitute a 300g Sharpham Square.

We had a fantastic response and lots of positive feedback about our suggestion on how to celebrate together last year so we are repeating it!Our Sparkling Reserve takes time to produce as the base wines need to be selected from the best wine from that particular vintage then kept safe in tank. Then great care is taken with blending the different vintages to produce an elegant and expressive wine which is then turned sparkling using the traditional bottle fermented method so superior to all others for quality.
(click here or on the image to take you to our online shop!)
The Sharpham Hart is the original Sharpham Soft cheese hand moulded into a special heart shape but still using the flavoursome milk from our Jersey cows and all the skill the cheesemakers have developed making it over the last 36 years! Sharpham Hart takes its playful name from one of the founders of the cheese business, John Hart.
NEWS FROM THE REST OF THE BUSINESS (we’ll keep it brief!)WineAfter such an exciting harvest, the results are beginning to show and there are considered decisions to be made about which fermentations work well together and will keep the wines tasting true to the styles you have come to know and love.
All this is being done without Charlie Brown (not that one, our one) the cellar hand who is currently working in a South African winery in Stellenbosch.Cheese

As is often the case, after the Christmas rush demand for the cheese has slightly outweighed production, but the Cheese makers have been working hard to build the stock back up and we expect normal service to be resumed this week.

Wine Sales

Everyone is looking forward to doors opening on the 1st of March and welcoming the first visitors of 2017. With a fair wind we should have a new Retail Manager in place shortly after this but that all depends on how the interviews go this week!
Bear in mind that the end of March is when we will act on the results of our cost review that is now in progress. To be on the safe side why not get your cellar stocked up before then?

Vineyard

With a dry autumn and early winter, Peter has made excellent progress with the pruning and stands a good chance of getting it all done by the end of February, providing we don’t get too many wet weeks like the two we’ve just experienced.

Farm

All the animals have enjoyed the dry weather that has prevailed for most of the autumn and winter but are happy with their straw bedded barns now that the rain has come.Best wishes and we hope to see you at Sharpham in 2017.

From All the Team at Sharpham