The Glynde Food & English Wine Festival
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A Glorious Garden Party in a Glorious Setting
Saturday 14 July – Sunday 15 July 2012, Glynde Place, Glynde, near Lewes, East Sussex
Doors open 10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday
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The country’s longest-running English Wine Festival is now an integral part of The Glynde Food & English Wine Festival, held in the historic grounds of Glynde Place, over the weekend of 14th and 15th July 2012.
The Glynde Food & English Wine Festival is a celebration of the best food and English wine producers from Sussex and surrounding counties. The festival is set in the beautiful grounds of Glynde Place, a 16th century country house in the heart of the South Downs.
It will be the biggest English wine gathering in the country and offers visitors a chance to meet some of the producers behind a huge variety of award-winning wines.
Festival founder Francis Hampden believes the event will provide a platform for championing and showcasing the amazing array of regional food producers and vineyards across the country:
“English vineyards are now producing world class wines that stand up to anything the rest of the world has to offer and naturally we want to shout about English wine to as many people as possible,’ says Francis.
Sample some of the country’s finest wines in the English Wine Marquee, and learn more about viticulture and wine making from the winemakers and vineyard owners directly.
Some of the county’s finest food producers will be present with offerings from chocolate to chilli, cheese to chutneys, cakes to charcuterie and more. In fact the offerings are so tempting visitors are advised to bring along an empty hamper and fill up their baskets.
And if that’s not enough to wet your taste buds, there will be will be plenty of dishes to try at the Street Market (from hog roast to homemade crepes), as well as a fully-licensed bar near the English Wine Marquee.
Glynde Place and its estates have long been a hub of food production – for centuries as a farming estate, but recently it has branched out to pastures new. The Old Diary on Glynde Estate is currently home to local producers that include Say Cheese, Flint Owl Bakery and Taste of Dreams (Cakes).
‘We also have plans for a new French-backed sparkling wine vineyard to move into the old home farm, but that’s all I can tell you for the moment!’ says Francis.
To attend this year’s festival book tickets at www.glyndefoodfestival.co.uk or call 01273 858224 or alternatively pay on the gate.
Adults £8.50 or £7 online
OAPs - £7.50 or £6 online
Students - £6 or £5 online
Children under 12 are free
Cookery Master Classes - £25 – pre-booked tickets only
Tutored Wine Tasting - £7
Children’s Kitchen - £5
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