Grape and Grain Trail

Celebrating some of the area’s finest local producers

Grape and Grain Trail

Together with Maldon District Council, Braintree District Council has produced a Grape and Grain Trail to encourage visitors to both districts by showcasing the wealth of local artisan drinks and much loved local tipples produced across Mid Essex.

The trail launched at the Essex Food and Drink Festival 2017 where visitors were able to sample drinks from local Grape and Grain producers, including English wines from Bardfield Vineyard and beers from Silks Brewery, Maldon Brewing Company and Wibblers Brewery. We highlighted some of the area’s finest local producers, including our award winning independent breweries, vineyards and distilleries. 

A map plotting the area’s attractions is available below.

Some of the venues offer tours, tastings and talks; others have onsite restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a meal while you sample their wares.

Councillor Tom Cunningham, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Braintree District Council, said: “The Grape and Grain Trail is a multi-stop destination tour highlighting the wealth of local independent producers of ales, spirits and wines, each offering something unique in taste and experience. Our aim with our tourism offer is to contribute to economic well-being as well as celebrating the area we live in.”

For more information and details on participating breweries, vineyards and distilleries download our Grape and Grain leaflet #grapegraintrail