Wiston Estate Winery and Chalk Festive Events

Wiston Estate Winery and Chalk Festive Events

This winter, Wiston Estate – the award winning winery in West Sussex – is celebrating the festive months with a special series of seasonal events, from Christmas shopping evenings to exclusive tastings of the winery’s rarest vintages, held across both the winery and Chalk, its acclaimed restaurant from Executive Chef Tom Kemble.

Top Drawer Tasting & Dinner – Fridays throughout November & December

Every Friday throughout November and December, Wiston Estate will host Top Drawer Tasting & Dinner experiences, a special opportunity to sample the winery’s rarest and most exciting wines, followed by a seasonal dinner at Chalk restaurant.

The evening begins with an introduction from the host, canapés and glasses of magnum-poured sparkling wine. A candlelit tasting then takes guests through premium wines, including the 2015 and 2018 vintages of Wiston’s award-winning single vineyard Blanc de Blancs, as well as a Blancs de Noirs 2014 and Library Collection Blanc de Noirs 2014 Extra Brut. A seasonal three-course set dinner will follow at Chalk, the winery’s ingredient-led restaurant, headed up by acclaimed chef Tom Kemble.

Tickets: £90 per person

Midwinter Merriment

On 29th November, get into the festive spirit at Wiston Estate’s Midwinter Merriment event, for an evening of shopping, food and live music, all with a glass of sparkling wine in hand.

Wiston Estate will open late until 8.30pm, Chalk will be serving up seasonal treats such as porchetta buns with apple sauce and slaw, and Estate pumpkin soup with pesto and focaccia croutons. Free tastings will run throughout the evening in the Tasting Room, and visitors will get offering 15% off all purchases from the Cellar Door shop.

Tickets: £10 per person

Winemaker and Chef Dinner

On 18th November, Chalk’s celebrated Executive Chef Tom Kemble and Wiston Estate’s Head Winemaker Marcus Rayner-Ward will host an evening of exceptional food and drink at the winter Winemaker and Chef Dinner.

Tom and Marcus have devised a four-course menu with paired wines, which they will personally guide guests through on the evening. Pairings include the Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs NV with Tempura of Dayboat Cod, Warm Tartare Sauce & Seaweed and Blanc de Noirs 2014 with an Apple ‘Tarte Tatin’ with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Tickets: £90 per person