Wine Tours on the Wiston Estate
The vineyard is running open days this year 2020. It is just a short drive from Rosebud Cottage
The vineyard at Wiston is one of hundreds of commercial vineyards in England. Many of these are in the South East. The chalk soil similar to that of the Champagne region of France, warm dry climate and south facing slopes near the coast are ideal for producing quality still and sparkling wines.
The Wiston estate has produced quality English sparkling wines from the beginning, with the first vineyards only planted in 2006. A collaboration between the Goring family and one of England’s top winemakers Dermot Sugrue, has seen Wiston become both a marker for quality and also one of the most significant contract winemaking hubs in the country.
Going to an open day (2020) costs £10 per person. Find out more
The Wiston Vineyard is the closest to Rosebud Cottage but I thoroughly recommend a visit to Nutbourne Vineyard near Pulborough. The cellar door is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm for sales of our wine and farm meats. Explore their vineyard trail through the vines for self-guided tours or scheduled tours and tastings on Saturdays in September and October 2020
I also recommend calling in at Upperton Vineyard in West Sussex.They anticipate running tours and having the Terrace bar open in 2021. In the meantime the shop remains open on Tuesdays to Thursdays 12pm – 5pm, and Fridays and Saturdays 10am -5pm and they would love to see you!