Heritage walk ends with sips of fine wine

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wine from Doncaster’s very own vineyard will be on offer at a special St Leger Festival tasting session this evening.

Five of the Doncaster wines matured at the Summerhouse Vineyard, near Skellow, will be available to try out, including two whites, two reds and a sparkling wine, which is new for 2011.

Bottles can also be purchased to take home at the end of the evening. Local produce from the town’s award-winning market will complement the wine to make the whole evening a very Doncaster affair.

The wine tasting at Doncaster Minster can be combined with a heritage walk through town, or done on its own. Either way, pre-booking is essential.

“So many Doncastrians don’t even know we have a vineyard in Doncaster” said Colin Joy, Doncaster’s Tourism Manager. “This is a great way to get the message out during St Leger Festival Week and promises to be an enjoyable evening for all.”

Peter Davies, Mayor of Doncaster added: “I’m delighted that Summerhouse Vineyard is included in St Leger Festival Week, since we’re celebrating all that is best about Doncaster. Already they have won “commended” and “Bronze” awards for their wines.”

The Heritage Walk starts at the Tourist Information Centre at 6pm before moving on to the Minster for wine tasting and costs £9.50 per person. Wine tasting at the Minster without the walk costs £7.50 and starts at 7pm.

For tickets and further information contact Doncaster Tourist Information Centre on the High Street or call 01302 734309.