Brickhouse Vineyard asked us to work with them in early 2017 to help them set up as a business offering wine tasting and venue hire for weddings and corporate events. They already had a small vineyard which they have now planted up with more vines. The biggest investment is the renovation of the Round House, which can house 40 – 60 people. The Round House overlooks the vineyard and makes a fabulous venue.
Initially, we worked closely with the owners to create a brand for the wines and the venue. Through summer 2017 we worked on the website which could be used to reach predominately the corporate market as well as the wedding venue market. Now, we are actively planning the launch in April 2018. Our skills in business development are being used as we drive the campaign for advance bookings using social media, advertising and direct e-marketing to business prospects.
One of the biggest challenges has been developing branding that will appeal to brides as well as businesses – and work well on a wine label. We think we managed it quite well!
Brickhouse Vineyard sits between Halden Hill and the Exe Estuary in gloriously rolling countryside – but actually only 5 minutes from the A38 and within easy reach of train stations.