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2017

Newsletter July 2017

The Vines - Frost free and set fair

Working Parties - Summer pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2015 Flint Hill Dry, 2014 Beech Hanger Gold

Upcoming Shows - Froxfield, Alresford and Blackmoor

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2016

Newsletter December 2016

Yet Another Award - Gold medal for 2015 Flint Hill Dry

The Harvest - Pheasant banditry

The Sparkling - Will be worth waiting for

Working Parties - January pruning dates

Other News - New vineyard contributor Melanie

Wine for sale - 2015 Flint Hill Dry, 2104 Beech Hanger Gold, list of stores

Merry Christmas to all!

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August 2016 - Flint Hill Dry

2015 Flint Hill Dry is now available for purchase from Pam and all the regular outlets.

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Newsletter July 2016

Another Award - Bronze medal for 2014 Beech Hanger Gold

2015 Vintage - 2000 bottles of "Flint Hill Dry"

This Year's Crop - Jim Morley - licence to spray

Help Needed - Sales and work parties

Upcoming Shows - Alresford and Blackmoor

Wine for sale - 2013 classic dry, 2014 Medium Dry (Beech Hanger Gold)

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July 2016

2014 Beech Hanger Gold gains Bronze Medal at the UK Vineyards National Wine Competition

“V.pale lemon green, smoky, green apple/pear, crisp, clean, light, elegant, clean dry fruit on nose.”


2015

Newsletter December 2015

Competition Success - two awards for Priors Dean Wine

The Wine - keep standing by for the sparkling

This Year’s Crop - “a good few bottles”

Grape Picking - how it works

Working Parties - January pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2013 classic dry, 2104 Beech Hanger Gold, list of stores

Merry Christmas to all!

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Newsletter July 2015

2013 Vintage - See below, 2014 arrived & Seyval sparkle to come

Working Parties - Summer pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2013 classic dry, 2014 Medium Dry (Beech Hanger Gold)

Upcoming Shows - Alresford and Blackmoor

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July 2015

2013 Classic Dry is Highly Commended at the UK Vineyards National Wine Competition

“Citrus/orange, botrytis complexity, honeyed, pineapple finish.”



2014

Newsletter December 2014

Harvest - a year in the vineyard

The Wine - stand by for the sparkling

Our Winemaker - award winner from Hattingley Valley

Vineyard Dogs - a Priors Dean canine history

Working Parties - January pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2013 classic dry, list of stores

Christmas Gifts - Priors Dean wine will make a welcome Christmas present.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Newsletter July 2014

2013 Vintage - Classic Dry available now, Seyval sparkle to come

Working Parties - Summer pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2011 Off-Dry (Beech Hanger Gold), 2013 classic dry

Upcoming Shows - Alresford and Blackmoor

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Classic Dry Compliment Slips

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2013

Newsletter December 2013

Best Ever Crop - 2 pickings, 2 trips, 2 tonnes!

The Wine - stand by for a sparkling new venture

Working Parties - January pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2009 classic dry, 2011 Off-Dry (Beech Hanger Gold), list of stores

Merry Christmas to all!

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Photo Gallery Seyval Picking November 2013

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Photo Gallery First Picking October 2013

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Newsletter August 2013

This Year's Crop - Good news for once! - potential good harvest

Award - for Beech Hanger Gold

Grape Picking - availability requested

September Thinning Working Parties - dates announced

AOB - Alresford Show & Jim's new book "A Song of Sussex"

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2012

Beech Hanger Gold Compliment Slips

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Newsletter December 2012

Harvest - a bad year for vines

Our New Wine - for 2011 a new winery, new label, new name... another award

Wine Labelling - explained

Working Parties - January pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2009 classic dry, 2011 Off-Dry (coming soon), list of stores

Christmas Gifts - Priors Dean wine will enhance any Christmas hamper, Jim's thrillers too.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Newsletter August 2012

This Year's Crop - all is not lost - late harvest looks likely

Summer Pruning Working Parties - dates announced

2011 Vintage - signs are good from new winemakers

Sales - Medal winning 2009 Classic Dry proves popular

AOB - Alresford Show & Blackmoor Apple Day

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2011

Newsletter December 2011

2009 Classic Dry an award winner!

Harvest - good quality if not quantity

A New Winery - after 20 successful years a new winemaker closer to home

Job Vacancy - sales promotion

Working Parties - January pruning dates

Wine for sale - 2006 medium dry, 2009 classic dry, list of stores

Merry Christmas to all!

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Newsletter Autumn 2011

The Crop - cautiously optimistic - October pick looking good

Grape Picking - & renowned ploughman's, please register your interest now via email

Wine Making - new location?

Sparkling Wine? - probably not

Sales - New stockists, Cheriton Stores. Current wines for sale 2006 Medium Dry (on sale), 2009 Classic Dry

AOB - thanks, Jim's book launch & Blackmoor Apple Day

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2010

Newsletter December 2010

No 2010 vintage

Harvest - none as feared but optimism for 2011

Wine for sale - 2006 medium dry, 2008 classic dry

Working Parties - January pruning dates

Latest thriller by James Morley - 'Olympic Nemesis' - Jim's fifth novel

Pembrokeshire Cottage - available for use by friends of the vineyard

Merry Christmas to all!

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Newsletter Autumn 2010

The Crop - bad news - A tale of mildew and lack of sun

Grape Picking - single late October pick, hopefully

Tax - further harsh duty increase

The Vineyard - plans for picnic area

Volunteers - again, thanks to the working parties

Sales - New stockists, Applegarth in Grayshott and Liss Forest PO Stores. Current wines for sale 2006 Medium Dry, 2007 Classic Dry

Shows - Alresford & Blackmoor

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2009

Newsletter December 2009

A bumper crop!

Harvest - best crop ever, two and a half tons of grapes should yield 2000 bottles

Changes - Jim's adjoining field sold, new vineyard entrance

Volunteers - grateful thanks to volunteers

Working Parties - more volunteers needed, January pruning dates

Sales - Christmas deliveries, current vintages

Pembrokeshire Cottage - free to friends

Morley Thrillers - Jim's four novels make ideal gifts

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Photos Picking Lunch October 2009

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Newsletter August 2009

Signs good and fingers crossed for autumn 2009 crop

Last Year - Lowest ever crop level but more than some

Competitions - 2007 classic dry "Highly Commended" at National level, on sale shortly

Wine for Sale - 2005 Classic Dry, 2006 Medium Dry, contact Pam for price and delivery

Help Wanted - summer pruning dates Aug 16th and 30th

Grape Picking - recruiting now for September/October dates, newcomers welcome

Key Holders - parking at Keyham Farm

Stockists - Blackmoor, Durleighmarsh, East Tisted, Feedthyme, The Harrow & Thomas Lord

Shows - Alresford & Blackmoor

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2008

Newsletter December 2008

Vineyard memorial seat for Neil Elkins

Harvest - another poor summer but Seyval grapes save the day

Competitions - two silver medals in Wessex Area wine of the year competition

Working Parties - more volunteers needed, adopt a row, January pruning dates

Bad News - duty hike regretfully leads to price increase in New Year

Good News - Prices held for Christmas!

Sales - Christmas deliveries, current vintages

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Photo Gallery Picking October 2008

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Photo Gallery Autumn 2008

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2007

Newsletter December 2007

Harvest - 'it could have been worse'

Working Parties - pruning dates

Sales - Christmas deliveries, current vintages

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Newsletter August 2007

Crop surviving the British summer weather

Grape Picking - recruiting now for October dates

Volunteer Working Parties - summer pruning dates Aug/Sep

Wine - 2005 vintage "Highly Commended", 2006 available by Christmas, excise duty up

Diary Date - Jim's book launch - Magdalena's Redemption

Shows - Alresford & Blackmoor

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2006

Newsletter December 2006

Harvest - mixed results

Denbies Visit - different size, similar outlook

Volunteers - pruning dates

Sales - Christmas gifts, current vintages

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Newsletter August 2006

Priors Dean on board HMS Illustrious

2005 Vintage - 1000 bottles survive mildew & pigeons

Year So Far - tractor trouble

Help - summer pruning volunteers urgently needed

Sales - 2002 last few bottles & more

Grape Picking - recruiting now for October dates

Shows - Alresford & Blackmoor

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2005

Newsletter December 2005

Another Award - silver medal in Wessex area competition

Another Year - trials and tribulations... and pigeons

Working Parties - pruning dates

Sales - Christmas deliveries, current vintages

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Working Parties April 2005

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Newsletter February 2005

Wine - national bronze for 2003

Working Parties - progressing well, summer pruning dates Aug/Sep

Adopt a Row - look after your own row throughout the year

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2004

Newsletter November 2004

New light, new hope

Harvest - weather disaster, an apology

Better News - first gold medal for Priors Dean

Licence - off-licence for single bottles

Help - working parties, adopt a row, ideas wanted

Christmas Sales - current vintages

Pembrokeshire Cottage - available to rent

Morley Thriller - Jim's first novel

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