Bealtaine Cottage Fruit Growing and Winemaking Workshop

Bealtaine Cottage rhubarbGrowing food is important.

Bealtaine Cottage BlackcurrantsHere at Bealtaine Cottage there is another bumper crop of Blackcurrants, Rhubarb, Apples, Pears and Plums growing.

Bealtaine Cottage redcurrants from the permaculture gardensPreserving and using fruit is a challenge when the crops are this abundant!

Bealtaine Cottage wine makingMaking wine is one of the delights of summer, allowing fruit to be preserved in a unique and tasteful way…wine!

Bealtaine Cottage wine makingThere will be a day long wine making and fruit growing workshop at Bealtaine Cottage on Saturday, the 29th of June.

Bealtaine Cottage teaA Vegetarian lunch will be provided, as will morning and afternoon tea/coffee and home made cakes.

home made wine at Bealtaine CottageIf you would like to book a place, please email Colette on:


  1. Thank you so much for your recent blogs and videos. Its truly amazing how the momentum towards finding, spreading and standing up for the SIMPLE TRUTH is becoming clearer and clearer. You have done this for years, but don’t you feel that more and more people are finally at the point where they will no longer accept what “society” tells them is true. I think that your example of nurturing and acknowledging the power of nature on your 3 acres,has lead many others such as myself to take small steps to try and do this in our own lives. The Truth really creeps up on you until you can no longer accept the lies. I signed your petition and no matter what the. EU decides or the US government tries to do to govern Nature, there are growing numbers of . “simple” people who will not comply.
    Have you heard of Helen and Scott Nearing? They homesteaded starting in 1932 in Vermont and Maine. They were amazing people who remind me of you.

    • Thank you Sharleen, and thank you for supporting Bealtaine Cottage as you have done so generously.
      Those two words you use resonate with all of humankind…simple and truth! For the truth is simple and one does not have to remember spoken words of truth, for they remain inviolable and constant.
      I shall research Helen and Scott Nearing, for they sound interesting…
      Governments and laws only frighten the guilty, for those who live the truth have nothing to fear!
      “Seed slavery is ethically important to address because it transforms the Earth family into corporate property.”~ Dr Vandana Shiva
      “There comes a time when a moral man can’t obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
      Blessings from all at Bealtaine Cottage

  2. Colette, wish I could attend but I will have family visiting from Wales at that time. I have always wanted to try winemaking , can you recommend a good book on the basics.

      • Thanks Colette, found a book called Counyry Wines by Pattii Vargas on Amazon and have ordered it…….Cheers !!!! Eileen

  3. Colette,
    How wonderful, I wish I could be there. Maybe next year I can manage a trip. What a wonderful day it will be for all.
    My best to you

  4. I am really sorry that I cannot be there, perhaps you could video some of the lessons? I have today picked some rhubarb for us and mum and dad. I cannot believe the price they charge for rhubarb in the supermarkets xxx

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