- Children Welcome
- Disabled Access
- Dogs Welcome
- Online Shop
- Tours Available
- Venue Hire
- Winery on Site
- Open all year
Vineyard tours run from April through to September
- Booking required
- No Self-Guided Tour
- Vineyard Shop
- Self Catering
Postcode: RH19 4LG
Tel: 01342 327535
Kingscote Estate White Pinot 2014
Very pale rose gold in colour with delicate gold highlights. The nose is vinous, hints of cooked strawberries and pepper.
2014 was a beautifully ripe vintage which is reflected in the rich and balanced palate held together with crisp English acidity.
Kingscote Estate is not far from East Grinstead; the property abuts and was once part of the Gravetye Estate and the Bluebell Railway runs very close by.
With 15 acres under vine growing the 3 traditional sparkling varieties (chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier) as well as still varieties such as bacchus, regent and pinot blanc and a very experienced winemaker in the form of Owen Elias, the first still wines were released in 2014, with sparkling following soon after.
There is no café or restaurant, but pre-booked tours can include lunch or afternoon tea. There’s a shop with small, smart tasting area and the 15th Century Tithe Barn is available for wedding and event hire and has a licence for civil wedding ceremonies. The adjacent winery completes the immediate picture.
However there is a lot more to Kingscote, with a variety of outdoor activities (including clay pigeon shooting and fishing) which will link up with neighbouring facilities, including mountain climbing to produce what will probably be the UK’s most extensive area of country pursuits.
The vineyard is situated down a country lane, off Vowels Lane. The lane is signposted Gravetye Estate / Kingscote Vineyards and is between Kingscote Station and Gravetye Manor on the same side of the road.
Once you are down the lane and through the railway bridge park next to the shop and Tithe Barn.
Take the mainline train to East Grinstead Station (trains run from London Victoria) and pick up a taxi from the taxi rank. It’s only 10 minutes by car from the station to the vineyard.
For a special day out, take the steam Bluebell Railway (which runs between East Grinstead & Sheffield Park) to Kingscote Station and walk just under 1 mile along the country lanes to the vineyard.
Public footpaths run through Kingscote Estate and connect it to the surrounding Kingscote Valley.
Kingscote Estate is only about a half hour drive from London Gatwick Airport. There is a taxi rank at the airport.
Contact in advance to book a vineyard tour. Add afternoon tea or lunch for a special treat!