DJs Danny & Ilona Rampling at Kingscote Estate Harvest 2015

PUBLISHED: 11:03 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:29 09 November 2015

Danny & Ilona Rampling picking Chardonnay grapes (photo by Hugh Nutt)

Danny & Ilona Rampling picking Chardonnay grapes (photo by Hugh Nutt)


Sussex-based international DJs Danny & Ilona Rampling helped to bring in the harvest at the 150-acre Kingscote Estate in Sussex.

Danny moved to Sussex six years ago from London but has always had a connection with Sussex with family living there. A big supporter of English and Sussex wines, he is really interested in the winemaking process and spent time with Kingscote’s winemaker Owen Elias in the winery seeing what happens with the grapes picked. Outside of music, his passions are running, wine and cooking. Danny and Ilona’s favourite Kingscote wine is The Bacchus.

Grapes picked at this year’s harvest include: Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc.

“2015 has turned into a good year for Kingscote. The quality and volume of the yield has been very exciting to see. The aromatics of the Bacchus in particular were excellent. The harvest started late and we continue with picking in November,” said Kingscote winemaker Owen Elias.

To help us all celebrate the harvest season, Mr + Mrs Rampling have come up with the ultimate harvest playlist:

• Hotel California - The Eagles

• Champagne Supernova - Oasis

• Sweetest Thing - U2

• Superfly - Curtis Mayfield

• Music and Wine - Blue Six (Mig’s Petalpusher Vocal)

• Body and Soul- Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett

• Easy Money - Johnny Mar

• Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon & War

• Moonsmith - Cantoma

• You Brought the Sunshine into my Life - Clarke Sisters

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