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Food Trail - Thixendale fix -

As a prelude to Malton's Food Lovers Festival in May and the town's Game & Seafood Festival in September, your exclusive food trail starts at the iconic Talbot Hotel in Malton where you will meet your guide for the day and fellow guests. We won’t linger too long as we will have you back here with time to browse later in the day.

 Our first visit is to Ryedale Vineyards, the northern-most commercial vineyard in God's own county Here Stuart and Elizabeth Smith established an amazing track record for their, in particular sparkling wines from vines planted in 2006 and 2008. Now, the baton has been passed to John Fletcher who worked with the Smiths from 2010. John will show you one of his vineyards and the winery where great things are happening. Then, it is time to taste a selection of their single estate award-winning wines and learn about how they make their sparkling wines. Of course, there is an opportunity to shop either now or later by mail order.

We will then tuck-in to a satisfying lunch with Yorkshire writ large. Your specially created lunch menu will be inspired by seasonal Yorkshire ingredients and the products that you have discovered on this trail.

Our second visit is to the home of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil located in beautiful Thixendale. Here you will learn why Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil is the choice of discerning chefs and home cooks. When you understand the versatility of this oil, like us you will use little else when cooking What’s more you get to taste Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and a range of products made from it including mayonnaises, dressings and oils. Then, if you are hooked, a chance to buy to your heart’s content.

Just a short walk of drive away is The Robert Fuller Gallery where you will have a chance to learn more about the work of Yorkshire's leading wildlife artists and see what's happening in birds' nests nearby through Robert's web-cam facility.

Too soon it is time for us to head back to Malton with a chance to explore Malton on your own.

Further information

This trail starts at 10.00am

Your trail is escorted and includes transport between venues

Lunchtime drinks (other than water and tea/coffee) are not included and may be purchased on the day

Please wear appropriate footwear and bring wet weather clothing with you

Yorkshire Food Finder standard terms and conditions apply

Details & Booking



Discover Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil

Sample the delights of Ryedale Vineyards

Themed lunch The Talbot Hotel in Malton

Expert guidance by Yorkshire Food Finder

Private transport

Small group to give you the most from the day

Approximately 5 hours


£95.00 per person

Fri, 8 Sep 2017

Gather at 10.00am

gift certificates available

Producers involved in this trail

  • Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil

    Natural and flavoured  extra virgin cold-pressed rapeseed oil, dressings mayonnaisse - all produced on the farm in the Yorkshire Wolds

  • Robert Fuller

    Robert Fuller's paintings and prints capture Yorkshire wildlife for you to enjoy at home 

  • Ryedale Vineyards

    Cracking wines from God's own county. The range of still and sparkling white, rosé and red wines are of broad appeal.

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