St Martins Vineyard, the most south-westerly vineyard in England, will host an important element of the Hell Bay hotel’s move into gastronomy in September on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher.
Though the vineyard’s wine is made and bottled on nearby St Martins Island, the vineyard has teamed up with the hotel management to offer guests to the exclusive resort a special package which includes a private tour and tasting of the wines, all made and bottled on St Martins Island, just a short boat ride away.
The Hell Bay has also teamed up with other local foodie establishments to host the first-ever Tresco and Bryher Food and Drink Festival taking place over two days (September 15 and 16). The hotel’s head chef Richard Kearsley, normally found in the acclaimed 3 AA-Rosette restaurant, will be hosting a stall. Kearsley will be running cooking demonstrations using local produce, freshly caught Bryher seafood and ingredients he has foraged from around the island. Whilst on the Saturday, over in neighbouring Tresco there will be pizza making workshops and cake making demonstrations, something to suit all appetites.