Things to do This Summer at Yorkshire Heart
Now the clocks have gone forward and the nights are getting lighter, summer is in touching distance! Summer means long sunny days amongst the vines, indulging in good food and relaxing with a glass of wine until late. At Yorkshire Heart we have loads of exciting events happening over the next few months and we can’t wait to welcome more visitors to our beautiful vineyard in Nun Monkton near York.
Here is our list of things to do this summer at Yorkshire Heart-
Our summer vineyard tours run from May until September. They are a unique experience led by Yorkshire Heart owners Chris and Gillian. The tour begins with a glass of our sparkling wine followed by a look round our vineyard and winery before tasting 3 still Yorkshire Heart wines with a plate of nibbles.
You can choose between 3 options- vineyard tour only, vineyard tour with a light lunch that includes either a fish platter, meat platter, ploughman platter, vegetable tart or a chicken caesar salad and a vineyard tour with afternoon tea that has a selection of home made sandwiches and fresh cakes accompanied by a proper brew of Yorkshire Tea.
Hearty Festival 2023
Hearty Festival is the biggest event of the year at Yorkshire Heart! This year our annual music and drinks festival that celebrates the very best of what Yorkshire has to offer is taking place Friday 7th July-Sunday 9th July.
The ticket options available are-
Bronze tickets are just for the Saturday festival day. You’ll enjoy a day of live bands and great drinks. Music on stages varies from acoustic, duos and bands until 9pm before the party in the marquee begins. Free inflatable fun for children is also on offer and you can include camping in your ticket too if you would prefer to stay over.
Silver tickets cover Friday and Saturday. This allows you to arrive and pitch up in our camping field from 12 noon on the Friday before our marquee opens for the weekend launch party. Supper and some drinks tokens are included in the ticket and live music will be on throughout the night.
On Saturday you will have the same benefits as the bronze tickets with live acts on our main stage getting going early afternoon with acoustic, duos and bands until 9pm and then the marquee will be open to continue the party.
Gold tickets for the hearty festival offer the full package for a weekend of fun. As well as everything that is included in the bronze and silver tickets, you will also have the chance to stay for Sup up Sunday. This means you can help yourself to the remaining beer and cider from the weekend in our marquee. You will also enjoy a lunch provided by us and you can stay the Sunday night after a relaxed day at Yorkshire Heart before packing up and heading home Monday morning.
Enjoy hearty festival in luxury with our glamping option. We have air beds, lanterns, fairy lights and bunting all included in our 4 metre bell glamping tents for a cosy experience. With double or single air beds, all bedding is also provided so you just simply have to turn up and relax!
At Yorkshire Heart we run evenings in the vineyard once or twice per month. They are the ideal way to spend a summer’s night. Starting at 7pm, you will receive canapes and a glass of sparkling wine with a mini tour of the vines and winery. You’ll then head over to our Winehouse cafe for a delicious 3 course meal prepared by one of our owners Gillians and half a bottle of our Latimer wines or beers per person to accompany your meal. Afterwards, you’ll relax with tea or coffee and chocolates.
Camping & Glamping
Are you a family or couple looking for a quiet holiday? We have camping pitches available for tents, caravans, campers and motorhomes with a 2 nights minimum stay. We have an on-site cafe for breakfast and light lunches for you to try too.
For a short period in the summer we also offer posh camping at the Vineyard. We work with our glamping partners to provide 4 metre bell tent glamping for a weekday minimum 2 nights stay and 3 night weekend. As well as making the most of our onsite facilities you can go and explore the surrounding areas of York and Harrogate.
Feel free to bring your furry friends! As long as they are well behaved, they are kept on a lead whilst on site and any mess is picked up then dogs are more than welcome. In fact you might even see our own Yorkshire Heart dogs, Jazzy and Molly, roaming around!
Weekend Away Amongst the Vines
If you are thinking of visiting us at Yorkshire Heart, why not make a weekend of it. We have two weekend away packages that make a lovely getaway for you and your loved one.
Weekend Away Amongst the Vines. Brewery and Vineyard Tours– This package includes a 2 night weekend stay on our campsite, a brewery tour and tap night on Friday with supper included and a vineyard tour and tasting followed by lunch on Saturday.
Weekend Away Amongst the Vines. Music Night and Vineyard Tours– This package includes a 2 night weekend stay on our campsite, an acoustic music night on Friday with supper included and a vineyard tour and tasting followed by lunch on Saturday.
Afternoon Tea Picnic in the Vineyard
What better way to spend a sunny day than enjoying a leisurely afternoon in stunning vineyard surroundings? You can share a bottle of Yorkshire Heart wine of your choice alongside a selection of sandwiches, homemade scones, cream cakes and fruit while you take in the scenery. If you are coming for a family day out, we also have a non-alcoholic drink option for under 18’s.