The history of the Yorkshire heart
The Yorkshire Heart Vineyard was born from a love of making wine from the fruits found in hedgerows and gardens and a passion for growing plants. It all began in the early part of the year 2000 when we planted 35 vines in our garden at Green Hammerton, 5 years later we had made our first official wine (to be called wine it has to be made from grapes), this inspired us to look at the possibility of planting on a commercial basis. After consultancy about site, climate and soil testing, our 7 acre field was selected as having most potential. 2006 saw the very first 1500 vines planted, followed by 1000 to 3000 vines planted each April for the next 5 years bringing the total number to 12,500 which filled this site.
After a bad year of weather and not being able to produce enough wine the family decided to look into a more sustainable product that could be made all year round. After inheriting the funds and viewing a brewery the decision was made on the spot and Yorkshire heart brewery was born in addition to the vineyard.
The Yorkshire Hearty Festival: 4th and 5th May.
The Yorkshire Hearty Festival returns for 2018. A true Yorkshire celebration is aimed at providing a great family day out. This year’s festival takes place on the bank holiday weekend and we encourage people to come and make the most of it by camping on site for the weekend, with games, bouncy castles and rides to keep the kids entertained as well as fantastic live music, trade stalls, food stalls, ice cream van. There will be plenty of drinks, of course, including over 20 real ales & ciders, our very own English wines and Yorkshire ciders and new for 2018 a Gin & Fizz Bar! Its fun for all the family on Saturday with live music throughout the day, bouncy castle, inflatable assault course, pillow bash, sumo suits, bin drumming, pizza van as well as other caterers! Whether you want to come for a day or stay for the weekend, we have the ticket to suit you! Campers only Sunday barbecue & drink up session new for 2018- find out more on the campers page! Look out for our great weekend package deals that include camping and a barbecue on Sunday with your tickets! TICKETS ON SALES NOW!
Yorkshire hearty is now in it’s 4th year and came from a discussion as to how to market and promote the vineyard and Yorkshire heart’s events more. It has successfully grown each year.
Tuesday: Tap night and pool
Wednesday: Vineyard and brewery tours with optional light lunch or afternoon tea
Friday: Fish and chips with occasional live acoustic guests
Saturday: Vineyard and brewery tours with optional light lunch or afternoon tea and monthly ‘an evening in the vineyard’ three course meal and wine tasting tour.
Achievements with Yorkshire Heart - The proudest achievement for Tim is seeing the business continually growing and expanding.
Stand out moments - Receiving Awards for his beer at Siba’s Independent beer awards.
Which stand out one beer would you recommend that everyone should try? - Rhubar beer as it is completely different to anything else.
What would your ‘desert island’ beer be? - Silverheart IPA, Cold and refreshing