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New Grape and Grain Experience Comes to Promenade Park, Maldon

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2020

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The beautiful setting of Promenade Park will play host to a new Grape and Grain experience which will be a celebration of local produce, vineyards and breweries in order to support their economic recovery.

Local events organiser Eleanor Taylor is working in partnership with Events Factor, a  specialist/local events company who are well-known in Maldon.

The Covid secure Grape and Grain experience will run until the end of September from Thursday – Sunday each week from 12 noon until dusk, starting on 6 August and will be aimed at those who wish to drink responsibly whilst enjoying some of the very best locally produced beer and wine with some available from slightly further afield. 

This initiative will support businesses and producers who have suffered during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  It will provide them with an additional opportunity to showcase their produce in what is a beautiful setting.

As well as supporting local producers, the experience will offer locally made snacks as well as employing local staff and Maldon Salt will be supplying some of their salt for a Maldon Salt Bloody Mary.

Cllr Adrian Fluker, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “We are pleased to be supporting this new initiative in Promenade Park which provides our local beer and wine producers a new opportunity to sell their products and aid their business recovery.  The initiative is aimed at those who would like to experience fine local wine and beer in a beautiful setting and will be priced accordingly.”

Eleanor Taylor, joint organiser, said; “The local producers are very pleased to have been given an additional opportunity in which to sell their locally produced ‘Grape and Grain’ and they have been extremely supportive.  We are also pleased that local producer Tiptree, is on board and will be selling their gins. In addition, we will be selling a Maldon Pimms, using fruit from the local greengrocers at the Emporium to further support the High Street.”