Wiston Estate Events for English Wine Week
ENGLISH WINE WEEK
JUNE 20th - 28th 2020
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- Saturday Kitchen, BBC1, tasting and pairing of the Wiston Brut NV with 'Knackered Mother' Helen McGinn - Sat 20th June, from 10am
- Virtual Vineyard tour at Wiston Estate with James McLean, Vineyard Manager - Premiere on Mon 22nd June at 7pm on our YouTube channel
As we are unable to host tours at the moment, we thought that we’d bring the vineyard to you! James will be taking a tour around our vineyards, discussing why our vineyard sites are perfectly situated to make English Sparkling Wine and why June is a very important time in the English vine-growing year. How much does our vineyard contribute to the success of our wines? Why did we choose to plant only 3 grape varieties? How did we choose our vineyard sites? What are the ideal growing conditions? How is the 2020 vintage shaping up?
- History of the Vineyard and the Wiston Estate wine with Harry and Pip Goring - Premiere on Wed 24th June at 7pm on our YouTube channel
Since arriving in Sussex in 1972, following her marriage to Harry, Pip Goring's dream was to plant vines at her new home, Wiston Estate. Her great passion is the backbone behind Wiston's award-winning English Sparkling wines. During this virtual event, Harry & Pip will look back on the history of Wiston Estate, which has been owned and managed by Harry’s family since 1743. They will also talk further about Pip’s vision for producing wine at Wiston and why it took 34 years (!) for it to come to fruition.
- Cellar Digging with Dermot Sugrue, Winemaker, and Kirsty Goring - Premiere on Friday 26th June at 7pm on our YouTube channel
Dermot Sugrue and the Goring family have been making wine at Wiston since 2008 and over the past 12 years we have built up an extensive cellar of mature vintages. Dermot and Kirsty will take a tour through our cellar, picking out a selection of our award-winning English Sparkling Wines from over the years, including several very special older vintages which have yet to be released. Why are English Sparkling Wines, and our wines in particular, so fantastic for ageing? Why do we hold back some wines for later release? What qualities make a vintage wine perfect for maturing?
Also, in celebration of English Wine Week and the return of the glorious summer weather, we are launching a special offer on our vintage Rosé 2014. Described by Olly Smith as “Exceptional English Fizz”, this pale pink, limited release English Sparkling wine comes from the glorious 2014 vintage, which was one of our warmest growing seasons on record with the perfect conditions for growing Pinot Noir. Treat yourself (or someone else) to a Case (6 bottles) of our Wiston Estate Rosé 2014 at our discounted offer price of £185.00 per case (20% Discount, normally £231.00).
English Wine Week, organised by WineGB, is a brilliant opportunity to champion the fantastic wines we make in this country, supporting and celebrating local producers.
We are getting involved with various events bringing in members of the team and the family to share, to give a unique insight in the current workings of the winery, vineyard and indeed the extraordinary journey of Wiston Estate.