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Grantham Journal article

After a quiet winter we have had a busy start to the year, we have moved into new bigger premises. This is an exciting step for us and means that we can produce more wine than ever which is fantastic. It also means that we had a busy time getting everything kitted out for production as well as doing A LOT of Admin, but that is coming to and end now and we can focus on the exciting things like making and selling wine.

Now we have our base and completed mountains of paperwork we are now able to sell online so you can buy our Elderflower Sparkling Wine here. We have also completed the HMRC AWRS process which means that we can also sell to businesses so we will hopefully be arriving in local bars and Delis soon so keep an eye out for us.

As we have made our new home Grantham we have also been featured in the Grantham Journal which is very exciting as this is our first piece of press and a great write up. Read the full article here

 

 

 

Dan Gibson Graphic DesignMeet Dan, our graduate Graphic Designer who helped put our vision into reality with the labels for our Pressé and Wine!

Dan has just graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Graphic Design degree and we were able to offer employment as part of the Santander Graduate Scheme, which helps small businesses such as ours to employ graduates.

Dan has been a pivotal part of business as he helped us to come up with our logo, branding and guidelines, the clean, crisp finish of our designs is wholly due to his fantastic skills!

In Dan’s own words… “The scheme has been incredibly beneficial to me as I have been able to gain some key industry experience alongside my studies that will strengthen my CV and portfolio when I start looking for employment coming out of university”

29th April 2017 will always stick in my mind as the day we launched our business to the world! Waking up on the morning of the Melton Cheese Fair 2017 there was a buzz of excitement as we readied ourselves for departure, cash tin sorted, wine loaded and breakfast to keep us going all day…we hoped we would be too busy to eat! And we were right! Passing the paper bag to our first ever customer within 20 minutes of the Fair opening I had feelings I never expected; the sense of pride in handing over something my Husband had worked so hard to achieve, the relief at someone liking it so much they wanted share it with their family, and the euphoria at selling our own product. Hugh was our first customer of the day, and Mitch our last, as I asked them their names and told them the significance of the question they were kind, inquisitive and hugely complimentary, wishing us every luck for the future.

Sandwiched between the Kedar Cheese Company and the Marlow Cheese Company, Charlie and I had the best first Fair we could have imagined, the camaraderie and banter between stalls was second to none, and at the end each of us all sampling the others products, we even took our bar stools round the front and had other traders prop up our bar!

Reflecting on the weekend it was busy, chaotic and the hardest I have ever worked in my life, but worth every moment of the last 16 months!

Witham Wines is finally open for business!!!