Hedgerow Wine Making


One Day Hedgerow Wine Making course with Michael White

Dates: 29th & 30th August 2024

Time: 10am – 4pm


Booked courses are non-refundable and non-transferable

Full details below

Hedgerow Wine Making: About the Day

Spend the day discovering how to make your own delicious hedgerow wine from foraged fruits and berries. Learn to make hedgerow wine to enjoy year after year.

The course includes ingredients plus 2 glass demijohns, 2 bungs and air locks, bucket and 2 gallons of must (to be fermented) to take home. The day will cover the theory and practice of wine making. Start the day with a with an introduction to the process and theory before heading outside to forage for hedgerow fruit and ingredients. You will then return and begin learning the practical element of making 2 different types of hedgerow wine and all of the processes involved. This will be hands on practical introduction to making hedgerow wine at home.

Leave the day with 2 litres of hedgerow wine that is ready to ferment at home with full instructions on fermenting, making and bottling your delicious hedgerow wine.

You will need: Practical clothing and walking shoes plus a notebook and pen for note taking. You will leave the day with 2L of wine and equipment so please be prepared to transport this.

About the Instructor

Michael White was born and raised in the country and loved it so much that he stayed to build a self-sufficient life for him and his family.  The skills and techniques he teaches are those he uses daily to sustain his way of life. Michael’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the subjects ensures an inspirational and informative day. For over ten years, Michael has run courses and workshops introducing hundreds of adults and children to a host of country activities.  He has always had a particular passion for foraging and wild food and is a well-known writer and lecturer on the subject. Just to prove that it really is possible to live off the land, in 2009 Michael walked in excess of 300 miles from St. David’s, Wales to his home in Kent living exclusively on wild foraged foods.


What people say…

‘Michael was exceptional – friendly, engaging, informative and extremely knowledgeable. He had a great connection with the group, answered any questions clearly and a passion for his subject that was easily conveyed to those who had some knowledge and none (most of us). Highly recommended thoroughly enjoyed, thank you.’

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Additional information


29th Aug 2024, 30th Aug 2024

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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