East Grinstead will see its first food and wine festival come to the town for a one day event at East Court on Sunday 2nd October.
An Italian market will be held in the ‘Piazza’ at the front of East Court Mansion, with real Italians selling real Italian produce. At the same time a wine tasting festival will be held in the Meridian Hall. Wine distributors will be on hand to discuss their wines and offer tastes and knowledge to inform the visitors. The two events are brought together under the Town Council’s FEast Grinstead banner. It is hoped that this event will grow in future years, move into the town and perhaps be held over a weekend. If there are any bars or restaurants who would be happy to put on a ‘festival special’ please could they contact Dawn Spalding Town Promotion Manager on the contact details below.
The market will run from 10am and the wine tasting festival from 12pm to 5pm There will be a £5 charge for the wine festival and tickets will go on sale shortly. Proceeds from a raffle will be going to the Mayor’s charity.
Wine from the following companies will be on offer for tasting and to purchase. Many of these are not available on the High Street-
Bordeaux and Beyond Ltd-Wines from the Bordeaux & Loire regions of France
Campania Wines Ltd-Regional wine from the Campania region of Southern Italy
Carte du Vin-France, Spain, South Africa & New Zealand wines
Character Wines-Austrian, Indian & Portuguese Wines
Cressis-Wines from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Italy and Portugal
Hyde Park Wines-Wines for spicy foods & Sweet wines
Green Cellar Wines– Talijancich Winery in the Swan Valley in Western Australia
Kingscote Estate-Local Vineyard located in the Sussex countryside.
Wines of Hungary-Selection of award winning regional wines from Hungary
Further information can be obtained from the Tourist information desk firstname.lastname@example.org 01342 410121