Honiton Wine Festival profits to go to charity

Local good causes will benefit - if July 28 event is a success.

Any profits from the inaugural Honiton Wine Festival will be used to support local good causes, it has been revealed.

Organisers of the July 28 event say they are “determined” to ensure it has a really local theme.

They are in the process of contacting local businesses who may be interested in showcasing their produce at the festival.

And they say local traders will be given first option to take stands or offer sponsorship.

It is hoped around 40 English wines will be available for festival-goers to sample.

Local artists will play a role in the event and one of the organisers, Nigel Reeve, says it will have “a unique atmosphere”.

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Taking place on Charter Day, the festival will run from 2pm to 9pm on Allhallows Playing Field.

Mr Reeve told the Midweek Herald: “We are determined to make this a local event.

“It will be a chance to enjoy some fantastic English wines, while also buying local produce and the work of local artists.

“The event will have a unique atmosphere.”