Wine Tours on Wiston Estate

Wine Tours on the Wiston Estate

Wine tours on the Wiston Estate take place regularly during the summer months and in early Autumn. The vineyard is just a short drive from Rosebud Cottage

Wiston wine tours Steyning Sussex

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.

The current cost (2019) is £20 per person. Find out when the tours are and book!

The Wiston Vineyard is the closest to Rosebud Cottage but I thoroughly recommend a visit to  Nutbourne Vineyard near Pulborough. I have also visited Upperton Vineyard in West Sussex. Both offer tours and you can sample the wine.

Find out about Stopham Vineyard too!

Stopham Vineyard Tours

Stopham Vineyard Tours

Stopham Vineyard Tours are held on every other Saturday from April to October with an optional lunch at the nearby White Hart Pub .. seen here in my photos ..

White Hart Pub Stopham Sussex

The vineyard, winery and wine tasting tours start at 11 am or 2 pm. Tours are led by the winemaker and last about 2 hours.

It costs £25 for the tour – an extra £17 for the two course lunch..

Details and booking at
https://www.stophamvineyard.co.uk

Pub Stopham Bridge West SussexAddress:
Stopham Vineyard Tours

Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 1EE

+44 (0)1798 865666

You can travel there from Steyning on the 100 bus. This service is hourly and takes 30 minutes with an 8 minute walk. Alternatively you can drive there via the A283 in 25 minutes.

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Join a Wine Tour at Bolney

Bolney estate vineyard

Sussex vineyards are increasingly successful …

The Bolney Estate

You can go round the vineyard on a regular tour:

Grand Gourmet Tour: £42.50 per person – A comprehensive tour of their vineyard and winery, a tutored tasting of five of their award winning wines and a charcuterie style lunch (allow up to 3½ hours)

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Tour: £34.50 per person – A comprehensive tour of their vineyard and winery, a tutored tasting of four of their award winning sparkling wines and an Afternoon Tea (allow up to 2½ hours)

Taster Tour: £16.00 per person – A tour of their vineyard and winery and a tutored tasting of three of their award winning wines (allow up to 1½ hours)

Details at https://www.bolneywineestate.com

Just a 22 minute drive from Steyning (A281; B2135; A272) The nearest mainline train stations for Bolney are Haywards Heath or Burgess Hill (both about 15 minutes by taxi)

 

You might also like to visit  Nyetimber Vineyard
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