Thursday, 11 August 2011
Upton on Severn
Today we set off onto the River Severn and cruised to Upton on Severn where we managed to squeeze into the last vacant mooring, just by the bridge.
I’d read about a local vineyard on the internet so we set off to walk the mile and a bit to find it.
The owner was very friendly and gave us a free wine tasting. I must admit I didn’t expect it to be any good, well you just don’t associate England with wine production do you, but I was pleasantly surprised. The Elgar dry white was delicious and we bought 2 bottles, along with a bottle of the award winning “methode champagnoise” Elgar Sparking. This has been hidden away until our daughter’s visit in Liverpool. If you’re ever passing this way I highly recommend a visit. You can find out more about Tiltridge Vineyard HERE
Near the vineyard there was a fruit farm where you could pick your own strawberries, raspberries, plums and apples. They also had pick your own eggs but I gave this a miss. The last time I went egg collecting I ended up with one sat on my head my to the amusement of the rest of the family!
The farm also had a herd of Tamworth pigs routing around in a small orchard. They seemed to be very partial to the apples.
On the way back we called into the local hardware shop searching for “No More Spiders” spray. We’ve looked everywhere since we were moored at Barton and got invaded by the 8 legged beasties but to no avail. I’d just about resigned myself to having to order it online when lo and behold there it was! Wonderful. I just hope it works as well as I’ve been led to believe.