Now in its 6th year, the Glynde Food and English Wine Festival offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the country’s biggest gathering of English vineyards, alongside the very best local and regional food producers in the beautiful setting of Glynde Place.
Viscount Hampden, Festival Founder, comments:
‘English wines are now proving themselves on an international level and Glynde is becoming the largest and most significant gathering of some of the best vineyards in the country. Coupled with the best artisan producers, it’s a marvellous showcase’.
Visitors can explore English wine through tastings at the vineyards’ stands and Tutored Tastings with wine broadcaster Ewan Lacey and Stephen Skelton MW. There will be free talks on viticulture and wine production for those wishing to learn more.
Ewan Lacey comments:
‘I’m so excited to be involved in the English Wine festival, the strides that have been made here in England have rightly made it one of the most exciting wine growing regions in the world. I’m looking forward to tasting the best and having a chance to share in the rewards of the hard work that our wine makers are reaping’
Free to all visitors, one of the major highlights of the festival is the Chef Demo Stage. This year’s line up includes John Torode, Dhruv Baker, Peter Bayless, Tim Anderson (MasterChef winner 2011) plus actress and cook, Lisa Faulkner.
For a more hands on experience at the festival, visitors can also sign up for Cookery Masterclasses with John Torode and try food, wine & beer matching with Ewan Lacey and Tim Anderson. For children, the Kitchen Academy will run all weekend encouraging the next generation of chefs to cook great dishes they can then make at home – from Vegi Sushi to Mexican Quesadillas.
NEW for 2012 is the Summer Feast, an exclusive party hosted by John Torode and Dhruv Baker. Held in the main festival marquee on the Saturday night of the festival, this will be a unique opportunity to try some stunning food and enjoy the striking surroundings of Glynde Place into the evening. Tickets are £50 ,but will need to be purchased in advance due to limited availability.
‘With a plethora of cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, cookery classes, artisan food producers, English wines, beers, ciders and a street food market – there won’t be a minute in the day not to be enjoying fantastic food and drink!’ Says Viscount Hampden.
Tickets for this year’s festival are now on sale.
Glynde Food and English Wine Festival
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2012
Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SX