Fifteen-acres of vines have been initially planted, including Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Bacchus, Pinot Blanc and Regent grapes. The initial vines were planted in 2010, 2011 and 2013. The vineyards have been planted on south facing slopes in the land of the original English country garden established by William Robinson and set within the picturesque backdrop of the Kingscote Valley. The soil is a rich mix and contains sand, clay and ironstone. The Kingscote Estate has been established to produce more than 100,000 bottles under the Kingscote brand each year.
A two-acre apple orchard was planted in 2011 with 14 different varieties of classic English apples including Bramley, Jonagold, Cox and Spartan. Kingscote Sparkling Cyder is made using the champagne method with the apples from our orchard.