Our new wildlife walk is complete! We were delighted to welcome Lord Lieutenant Michael Moore-Molyneaux to the vineyard to officially open the wildlife walk, along with Surrey Wildlife Trust, Surrey Hills National Landscape and Surrey Choices representatives who collaborated with us on this project.
The trail has been created around the perimeter of our new vineyard providing a live habitat for birds, bees, flowers and frogs so wildlife can thrive in the vineyard.
We're committed to making great wine sustainability by putting the environment first and the wildlife walk features bat and barn owl boxes, bug hotels, bee hives, butterfly scrapes, an insect highway, wildflower meadows to attract pollinators, compost pits and a pond!
You'll also spot a huge bench, shaped as a cow horn and carved from a wonderful redwood tree that fell on the Albury Estate. We’re incredibly grateful to local artist Tom Nicholson-Smith who sculpted the bench for us. The tree was so massive that we were also able to use it for the information signs around the trail - an awesome job by Andrew Wright, Countryside Manager at Conservation & Access.
The wildlife walk is open to visitors seasonally between April and September. Self-guided tours are free with donations to the Surrey Wildlife Trust welcomed, and we plan to host a number of guided tours with Estate Manager Alex Valsecchi on select dates.