West Sussex Vineyard Tours are on offer through the summer months. The number of successful vineyards in Sussex have been growing in recent years. Locally produced wines often do very well in international competitions.
I have paid enjoyable visits to both Upperton and to Nutbourne Vineyard and Winery
My First Visit
We walked around the vineyard then went into the shop. There is an attractive terrace with views over the Downs where you can sit and try a glass of wine.
You can visit Upperton without paying or join a tour. The vineyard is near the town of Petworth and a 40 minute drive from Steyning on the A283 (18 miles away)
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You could combine a trip here with a visit to Petworth House or to Bignor Roman Villa.
West Sussex Vineyard Tour at Nutbourne
On our tour at Nutbourne we sampled grapes on the vines as we walked around so we could compare the flavours. We learnt all about the work involved in growing the grapes and producing the wine.
Bridget provided generous samples of many of the different types of wines with excellent explanations about how they differed. Finally we walked around the winery to understand the work involved in arriving at the final product.
If you enjoy wine – especially sparkling white – do fit in a visit here! https://www.nutbournevineyards.com/
West Sussex vineyard tours are also available at Stopham Vineyard
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