Pebblebed Vineyard, Topsham to feature in new BBC Dragons' Den follow up series
PUBLISHED: 09:40 24 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:53 20 February 2013
No stranger to the inner sanctum of the BBC's Dragons Den lair, Pebblebed Vineyard owner Geoff Bowen returns to our screens today in part two of the new BBC Dragons Den : What Happened Next? Series, airing on Friday 24th September at 9pm, BBC2.
No stranger to the inner sanctum of the BBCs Dragons Den lair, Pebblebed Vineyard owner Geoff Bowen returns to our screens today in part two of the new BBC Dragons Den : What Happened Next? Series, airing on Friday 24th September at 9pm, BBC2.
Originally enticed by Geoffs offer of owning a share of a new vineyard and the opportunity to drink his own-labelled wine, the programme follows Dragon Duncan Bannatyne as he heads to Devon on his first foray into the heady world of the wine industry to assess his investment.
Travelling with his children and wife Joanne, Geoff has since confirmed Mr Bannatyne as the Founder Member of his new Pebblebed Partner Vineyard venture.
Geoffs time in the Den was by his own admission one of the most gruelling experiences of his business life but since welcoming Dragon Duncan aboard, he has been hard at work launching Pebblebed Partner Vineyards, already attracting individuals and businesses interested in being part of this unique project.
In line with its founders original philosophy, Pebblebed began life as a community project when a group of friends planted the initial vines and now, 10 years on, the vineyard is still flourishing and producing award winning wines.
Geoff therefore sees Pebblebed Partner Vineyards as a way of extending this philosophy, saying, Being a Pebblebed Partner Vineyard founder member is a way of individuals, families and business organisations joining in with Vineyard activities, from planting to harvesting to drinking their own wine. This is, to many, a dream come true and despite knowing this investment wont make him much richer, Duncan is in it for the ultimate enjoyment and fun of being able to drink his own wine.
Founder members of Pebblebed Partner Vineyards will enjoy the benefits of being associated with the vineyard over the next decade, receiving six bottles of Pebblebed sparkling wine each year with each bottle labelled with the name of the person or business investing, as well as opportunities to be involved in the annual harvest and access to special vineyard tours and tasting events. Throughout the year, founders are also invited to assist with planting the vineyard and regular invites to working and social events following the vineyard year normally associated with pruning, summer work and harvest.
Harvest time at Pebblebed is approaching so for more information on Pebblebed Partner Vineyards and to get involved in the harvest, visit www.pebblebed.co.uk or the Pebblebed Cellar in Topsham.