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Lockdown Has Increased Interest In Shaftesbury Produce Says Vineyard Owner

Joe and Becky Fear own the Breezy Ridge Vineyard in West Melbury. The couple gave locals the first taste of their English sparkling wine at a High Street market stall before Christmas.

The Fears have plans to open a vineyard visitor centre and venue serving their wine and local food, soon. Becky tells us how that project is progressing.

Joe and Becky Fear

She believes that the lockdown has helped Shaftesbury residents better appreciate products which are made close to home. And she explains that owning a vineyard is hard work – the couple has spent the last week pruning their 3,500 vines. And they haven’t finished yet!

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