Ditchley Cruise


Sat, Aug 21 - 22, 2021



Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Ron Jenkins
  • Social Chair: Ruthanna Jenkins

Ditchley Cider Works (DCW) Cruise 

Come (by land or sea), and catch up with what Cathy, Paul and Pam (Paul's little sister) have done since our last visit in 2019.

The awesome trio will host our group on Saturday  for drinks, optional main house tour , and dinner on their beautiful grounds.  

Schedule/Cost Update:

Tour @ 5 PM (1700 ) Cost $10/person

Dinner: 6 PM (1800)  Cost $50/person includes cider/wine


Tossed Salad with Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette dressing

Pork Tenderloin with pineapple/mango sauce or

Roasted Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

Mozzarella Cheese & Sliced Tomatoes with Basil

Roasted Squash Medley with Goat cheese

Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter

Apple/Pear Tart with Cream


Email pork or chicken choice to "ronj1790@gmail.com.    Please note food restrictions if any.


Those who choose to anchor out in Lawrence cove may choose to return for Sunday Morning at 1000 for Sunday Brunch.   We recommend the duck egg omelet.

Overnight Options:

1--Anchor out in Lawrence cove, use DCW dinghy dock, take short, 5 minute walk to the party.   

2--Book a slip at Indian Creek Yacht Club 804-435-1340, select general manager (Hosts will leave a car to make the 2.5 mile drive to/from DCW, 1571 Ditchley Rd, Kilmarnock, Va)

Note: Water transit from DCW to ICYCC is about 1 hour at 5 Knots.   ICYCC is north of Indian Creek Green #9 Daymark. 

By Car:  Plug in 1571 Ditchley Rd, Kilmarnock.   Cross Whitestone Bridge on Route 3 N, Right on Rt 200 in Kilmarnock (2nd light ), Right on Ditchley Road just past Solid Waste collection facility (If you pass Crabs & Cues, you missed it).   Look for the Black Iron Gate and the 1571 Ditchey Rd mailbox, then follow the beautiful brick driveway to the parking lot.

By Boat: Plan on  dropping the hook at by 3 ish (1500) Northern Neck  Standard Time), More exact schedule as we get closer.  Paul advises "things slow toward evening hours"--so more privacy & access to our awesome hosts, and cooler evening breezes under the shade trees or party tents.

Depending on boat speed, wind direction, and your willingness to use the iron genny, Dividing Creek/Ditchley is approximately 3 hours sail from Jackson Creek. The new dock is about 0.4 NM past Dividing Creek R10, near imaginary waypoint 037.73 N, 076.32W.   We plan to anchor our Green Hull Morgan 34, flying a FBYC pennant,  near the mouth of the cove leading to the dinghy dock.    If this fails--will fly a FBYC pennant on dock or at cove entrance to dock.

There is a short 5-10 minute walk from the Dinghy Dock or Beach past orchards and farm fields from the waterfront to Ditchley Cider Works (DCW).

Opened for business in the fall of 2018, DCW is a small veteran-owned and operated maker of hard apple cider, producer of pork, beef, and poultry products, and venue for group events and experience visits.

For more info please visit:  https://www.ditchleyciderworks.com/about-us

Chart insert--Lat/Long is the dingy dock, in a small cove , north of Main house 



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