More than wine at Sunday’s Christmas Wine Sale

There’s so much more than wine at our outdoor Christmas Wine Sale this Sunday!

From 12 noon to 4pm, the Warden Abbey Vineyard team will be joined by these lovely local businesses:

  • Ants Chilli House
  • Rookery Nook prints and cards
  • Willow Tree Gin
  • Kelchner Brewery
  • Eve Carroll Pottery.

You’ll also be able to pick up some Christmas goodies from The Barn, and even grab a Christmas tree if you haven’t already.

Vineyard Manager, Jane Markham said, “We’re hugely excited that upcycler, designer, author and TV presenter Max McMurdo will be throwing open his workshop on the premises too. You may recognise his creations from shows such as BBC’s Dragons’ Den, CH4’s Amazing Spaces, Fill your house for free, Find it, Fix it, Flog it.

“We’ll be launching a new wine – see below – and you’ll be able to taste and buy all our locally grown white and sparkling vegan-friendly wines for your Christmas celebrations and gifts. More than just a gift – all sales support the development of the vineyard’s community, educational and therapeutic projects.”

Parking is limited and the event is weather dependant. Those attending are advised to check the Warden Abbey Vineyard website and social media before setting out.

Covid safety rules will be in place to minimise the risk of Covid-19 and at busy periods, a one in, one out system will be in operation. Please bear with the team at busy times.

The Barn is in Cardington on Cople Road, Bedford. MK44 3SX.

View the location of The Barn on Google Maps.

Warden Abbey Wines on sale


Warden Abbey Brut 2015

ABV 12%

The perfect festive fizz and winner of a Decanter World Wine Awards bronze medal.

A blend of Muller Thurgau, Reichensteiner, Regner grapes.

The start of the palate is bright with a mix of citrus fruits. A pear and tropical fruit influence gives a sweet feel to the mid palate, nice depth of flavour with lime and apple at the back refreshing the long finish. A year’s extra aging on the lees has added toasty aromas and given greater depth of flavour and richer notes of brioche, honey and nuts. Gentle, fine bubbles.


Xmas sale offer: 6 for £140 (£10 off)

Our crisp dry whites

The Novicemaster 2018

ABV 12%

A bit of a rarity, this wine is made from 100% hand-harvested Müller-Thurgau grapes which excelled in the near perfect weather of 2018 to produce a wine that deserved to shine all on its own.

Scored 16.5 / 20 on : “Tropical, bold aromas of ripe Cape gooseberries and passion fruit, and then rather deliciously fruity on the palate. The keen acidity is high and wonderfully piercing, but the fruit has surprising roundness and depth and really does deliver a charming package. Who’d have thought Müller-Thurgau from Bedfordshire could be so good!” (Tamsin Cooper MW)


Xmas sale offer: 6 for £87 (£3 off)

New release The Reformer 2018

ABV 11%

Sister wine to our hugely popular Novicemaster, and made from Reichensteiner (80%) and Bacchus (20%) harvested in 2018. A little lighter at 11%, its refreshing acidity gives rapier like precision and purity. The wine has a balance between green apple and citrus fruits with a degree of complexity in both components. There’s a slightly herbal element and a light body. More of a food wine, it would go down a treat with mussels, oysters, scallops, or fish with a squeeze of lemon. This wine will also develop well over the next two to three years.


Xmas sale offer: 6 for £87 (£3 off)

Mixed case offers

White Christmas – £87 (£3 off)

3 x Novicemaster 2018
3 x Reformer 2018

Festive Selection Box – £105 (£5 off)

2 x Sparkling Brut 2015
2 x Novicemaster 2018
2 x Reformer 2018

* Additional discounts available for members – don’t forget to bring your membership card!

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