Get festive! Find inspiration at Kingscote Estate
Kingscote Estate is a food and drink education and experience destination, offering quintessential English country pursuits in a valley that is steeped in history.
With a vineyard, orchard, winery, shop, holiday cottage and a stunning 15th-century tithe barn which hosts the new Kitchen Academy at Kingscote cookery school and is also available for wedding receptions and private hire, there is plenty to keep the amateur chef happy. Vineyard tours and fishing are just some of the activities on offer.
Treat friends and family to unique experiences and gifts for Christmas
Sussex trugs filled with Kingscote wines and cyder can be made to order at the shop. Create your own Best of Sussex hamper with these special beverages as well as sparkling wine, jams and chutneys. Choose your products and collect your hamper the next day, or order by phone or email for free delivery on all hamper and wine orders over £100.
Experience vouchers can be purchased at the shop, or by phone or email with no delivery charge. You can choose from cookery courses, fishing sessions, and vineyard tours with tastings, lunch or afternoon tea.
Buy early and treat yourself with a free bottle!
With every case of six bottles of Kingscote wine or cyder purchased at the Kingscote Estate shop throughout October and November, you will receive a seventh bottle for free. Some of the award-winning wines include Fat Fumé, which won Silver at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, and The Bacchus and Bacchus Chardonnay, which both received Bronze at the same event.
Learn new cookery skills
Kitchen Academy at Kingscote is an exciting new cookery school offering cookery classes, wine matching, corporate events, chef’s table events and family days out. Located in the barn, the cookery school provides the perfect venue for unwinding, learning and creating. The state-of-the-art kitchen from luxury design house Clive Christian is equipped with AGA ovens and purpose-built mobile workstations.
Jethro Carr from the Kitchen Academy and a team of talented chefs run a range of classes. Chefs include Peter Bayless, BBC MasterChef Champion 2006, Indian specialist Bea Das and Italian cooking experts Valentina Harris and Ursula Ferrigno.
Cookery courses coming up include:
14th October – Game Cookery with Peter Bayless
25th November – Italian Festive Cookery with Valentina Harris
8th December – A French Christmas with Peter Bayless
27th January – Cento per Cento Italiano with Ursula Ferrigno
24th February – Sushi Masterclass with Jethro Carr
The 150-acre Kingscote Estate is set in the beautiful Kingscote Valley near East Grinstead, between the historic Bluebell Steam Railway and Weir Wood Reservoir. Kingscote station is nearby and cycle hire is supplied by Deers Leap. Kingscote Estate previously formed part of the 1000-acre Gravetye Estate owned by the Father of the English country garden, horticulturist and author, William Robinson. The vineyards have been planted within the origins of the English country garden.