Wine Club Prepare for the Return of Picnic in the Park

Wednesday 15th May saw the last of this seasons’ “usual” monthly wine club meetings, with a number of wines presented by club members.  For the first time, we teamed up with the Upton Baking Club, who made some superb food to go with the wine.  Too many people to mention but a massive thank you to everyone who spoke and produced some amazing food.  Yet another reminder of just how sociable and friendly we are in this village!  For details on all the wines, please go to our website.

Voting was also held for a club logo, a bit of fun and with lots of options to choose from.  The winner will be revealed at the opening meeting for next season!

It was our pleasure to celebrate a special birthday of one of our founder members, Mike Collins, who, even after 8 glasses of wine, was able to deliver an off the cuff thank you speech with a level of detail, humour and coherence we have come to expect from his many talks for the club.

We are delighted to say that following the success of last year, we will be inviting everyone from the village and their friends to join us for another Picnic in the Park on Saturday 29th June.  Starting at 5pm, the Wine Club invites you all to come along and enjoy a few games, some drink (not just wine!) and a bit of food!

We will get the party started, providing some food and drink as part of entry fee (£10 adults, £5 children – Under 5’s free).  As per last year, you are invited to bring your own picnic to continue the party!

For anyone who did not come last year (and there were only a few!), Picnic in the Park is an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon/evening with some of your friends from the village.  A chance to catch up with the person you nod to as you walk your dog but never seem to have the time to talk, or if you are new to the village get introduced to some of the characters who have become your neighbours (and there are many!)

Back by popular demand will be another chance to see how far you can whang your welly (audiences are advised to sand well back!), throw your egg to a friend (see previous advice to the audience!), bring a sample of your home brew (for the “best homebrew” in the village trophy!) and many more fun things to do!

All the details will be available on the Upton Wine Club website (  For more information or to book your tickets, please mail Ian, our Chairman at

Keep an eye out for “Welly”, who has returned and is situated somewhere in the village with more details on how to be part of Picnic in the Park.  We hope to see you there!