The Jurassic Coast Trust have teamed up with Furleigh Estate in Salwayash in recognition of their close links to the coast. The award-winning winery will donate 10p from every bottle sold of their “Tyrannosaurus Red” towards the Trust’s education and conservation projects.
To celebrate the new partnership, Furleigh Estate are holding an “Ammonites and Wine” evening event on Saturday 29th August, featuring a tour of the winery from owner Rebecca Hansford, an entertaining talk from Jurassic Coast Team Leader Sam Rose and a two-course meal accompanied by a selection of Furleigh Estate wines. Tickets are available for £30 including a small donation to the Trust.
Rebecca says of the new venture, “After childhoods spent playing on the Jurassic Coast, we at Furleigh Estate thought it would be great to give something back to the Jurassic Coast Trust for future generations – now that our buckets and spades have long since been put away. In addition Furleigh Estate wines are grown and made less than five miles from the sea and our links with the coastline go back a long way.”
The funds raised from the partnership will go towards initiatives such as the Charmouth and Lyme Regis Fossil Warden, equipment for the Great Dorset Beach Clean and training days for local school teachers. Guy Kerr from the Jurassic Coast Trust is delighted to have the winery on board: “It is fantastic to have the support of Furleigh Estate. Through these collaborations with prominent local businesses, we can grow and consolidate our Jurassic Coast community and raise much-needed funds to safeguard our World Heritage Site for future generations.”