21 September 2017
OctoberFeast food and drinks festival returns to Lewes from the 15th September - 8th October. OctoberFeast is a small charity, formed in 2010 to support creative and sustainable food and drink culture in East Sussex. Below we have a round-up of where you can find Plumpton Estate across the festival.
Cru Wine Tasting, Eastbourne 20th September 7pm.
Plumpton Estate Wine Tasting
A unique opportunity to try 6 wines from grapes grown right here in Sussex at the internationally renowned centre for wine excellence in the UK. The event will be hosted by former plumpton student and current head of wine sales Daniel Bianconi. Cost of the ticket includes a taster of 6 wines and cheese and charcuterie.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, pop in or call 01323 646494 to book.
Pelham Arms, Lewes 21st September 8pm - 10pm
Daniel Bianconi from our own Estate will talk and walk you through the fantastic range of wines, still & sparkling, that are produced at Plumpton Estate.
These will be paired with cheese by Alsop & Walker in Mayfield, and meats cured and smoked at The Pelham Arms.
This is a relaxed and informative event showcasing the amazing wines made here at Plumpton College.
Tickets are £25 from The Pelham Arms, Lewes.
(£5 from each sale is donated to the Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre)
Gin & Fizz Festival, Lewes 30th September 11am - 6pm
The first ever Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival, celebrating the best of local sparkling wine and gin, comes to Lewes at the end of this month.
Eight gin producers and more than ten vineyards will be taking part in the one-day festival from 11am to 6pm on Saturday September 30 in the scenic, walled Southover Grange Gardens in the heart of Lewes, just a five-minute walk from the railway station.
Tickets are just £10* and can be bought online from www.sussexginandfizzfestival.com or in person from Lewes or Seaford Tourist Information Centres, or Symposium or Union Music Store, in Lewes.
Although Sussex is already well known for its award-winning sparkling wine, it is also fast gaining a reputation for its gin production too. Exhibitors at the festival will include Mayfield’s, Tom Cat, Chilgrove, Brighton Gin and Harley House plus a brand-new gin from the Rathfinny Estate in Alfriston. There’ll be a choice of first class mixers and soft drinks on offer from Folkingtons and other suppliers.
Adding the fizz to the event will be top names including Ridgeview, Bolney, Plumpton Estate, Court Garden, Breaky Bottom and Bluebell Vineyard.
As well as tasting fantastic wine and gin from a range of producers, visitors can enjoy live music, delicious food and free talks from industry experts.
Learn more about our history
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.