On Saturday 25 November 2023 we were delighted to host our annual Winter Open House. We were absolutely bowled over by the attendance and support for this special event, particularly as the proceeds from the ticket sales went to our chosen local charity, Demelza. Plus, it gave us the opportunity to celebrate some of our amazing local partners and to come together under one roof to bring some seasonal cheer.
In addition to our exquisite English wines, we had the pleasure of pouring the range from our southern French sister estate, Domaine Sainte Rose.
We are pleased and proud to announce that the total raised for Demelza from our Winter Open House Event is £420.00.
Demelza delivers extraordinary care to extraordinary children who are facing serious or life-limiting conditions, throughout Kent, South East London and East Sussex. The charity is there to support them and their families at every step – from first diagnosis and for as long as they are needed.
We would like to say a very heartfelt "Thank You" to everyone who attended and donated. We look forward to supporting Demelza again in 2024.
Additionally, we would like to extend our thanks to three fantastic local business, who joined our Winter Open House Event to make it even more special. The marvellous Gibson's Farm Shop joined in the celebrations with some fantastic festive fayre to sample and purchase, including freshly-baked minces pies, as well as showcasing a wonderful array of hampers - perfect for gifting this Christmas.
Annie Brown Aromathérapie presented her boutique cosmetics, which are crafted using locally-sourced products, including lees from our winery to make her rustic soaps.
The Oak and Rope Company, based in Bridge, brought their beautiful hand-made oak items, which make for the perfect presents for that friend who has everything! They share our ethos of quality and heritage in their crafting of everything from wine coolers, chopping boards, garden swings, signs and much more.
As an exciting extra, Simpsons' Wine Estate was also delighted to offer VIP Masterclass Experiences on the day.
Assistant Winemaker, Den’e Van Wyk, accompanied by Co-Founder Ruth Simpson, guided guests through a very special tasting of our premium wine releases.
Nestled in the elegant Glass House Tasting Room, which offers a superb vantage point over our world-class winery, the Masterclass gave guests the unique opportunity to delve deeper into the magic of winemaking and the chance to ask questions throughout the sessions.
It was a joy to revel in the complexity of our luxurious White Cliffs Blanc de Blancs and Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs, highly-acclaimed Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir and an exclusive tasting of The Q Class 2020 Chardonnay.