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The Vinters Tale

Best Western Leigh Park Hotel is the only hotel in Britain with its own commercial vineyard. Gary Wicks, the hotel’s gardener, has been in charge of the grapes for 20 years…
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The 600 vines are a 30-second walk from the front entrance and they typically produce between 250 and 700 bottles of crisp medium-dry white wine every year (the record is 1,200 bottles). Gary Wicks, the hotel’s gardener, has been in charge of the grapes for 20 years – though he doesn’t make the wine himself. After harvesting his crop in October, he drives the fruit down the road to a chap in Bath who looks after the fermentation. What does Best Western Leigh Park Hotel wine taste like? Alas, Gary’s not the man to ask: he’s teetotal. 

  • The Vineyard is just a 30 second walk from the hotel. 
 
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