Celebration Afternoon at the Vineyard and Farm

Boyces at Manstree, a small family-run business, based in Shillingford St George, are inviting the public to join them for a Celebration Afternoon on Sunday 21st July between 1pm-5pm, to mark their 25th Anniversary.

The Boyces at Manstree Vineyard and Farm are set in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Exeter. During the Celebration Afternoon, visitors will have an opportunity to tour the Vineyard, which is one of the oldest working vineyards in the South West. The Vineyard tours will take place at 2pm and 3.30pm, priced at £3.50 per person/£5 for two people.




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Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:29pm

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Authored by LJBrowne
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Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:56am

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Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 07/05/2019 - 9:59am

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Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 07/04/2019 - 10:10am

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Authored by Andrea Bishop
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Authored by Claire Small
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Authored by Hospiscare
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Authored by Mary Youlden
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Authored by News Desk
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