A few of the English vineyards we visit

Rathfinny Wine Estate

Alfriston, East Sussex

With enviable, elevated views over the Cradle valley and far reaching views out to the sea, Rathfinny Wine Estate is a world-class 600 acre vineyard, situated just outside of the scenic East Sussex village of Alfriston.

Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney, East Sussex

Bolney Vineyard has been producing wine on their estate since 1972. Carefully building their world class reputation for their red, white and sparkling wines, the estate remains a family run business, created by founders Janet and Rodney Pratt.

Ridgeview Wine Estate

Ditchling, East Sussex

Ridgeview is a family run vineyard, located close to the scenic East Sussex village of Ditchling. Spectacular views over the South Downs Ridge inspired the vineyard’s name.

Gusbourne Estate

Appledore, Kent

Gusbourne is a stunning English wine estate with 40 hectares situated in Kent and a further 22 hectares in West Sussex, close to the famous Goodwood estate. The original estate dates back to 1410 however the first vines were planted in 2004 by Andrew Weeber who saw the potential of the existing farmland and the Kent climate.

Hush Heath

Staplehurst, Kent

Nestled amongst the magnificent rolling hills of Kent, Hush Heath Estate is an award-winning vineyard and boutique winery situated near Staplehurst.

Oxney Organic

Rye, East Sussex

Oxney Organic Estate is a modern, organic, award-winning vineyard, certified by the Soil Association and situated in Kent and East Sussex.

Biddenden Vineyard

Ashford, Kent

Established in 1969, Biddenden Vineyard is a single estate vineyard spanning 23 acres of gentle south facing slopes, situated in a sheltered valley, just outside the picturesque Wealden village of Biddenden.

Bluebell Vineyard Estates

Uckfield, East Sussex

Set amidst bluebell-strewn woods from which the vineyard derives its name, Bluebell Vineyard Estates is an award-winning vineyard and winery in the heart of Sussex, on the edge of the Ashdown Forest.

Breaky Bottom Vineyard

Lewes, East Sussex

Breaky Bottom was set up in 1974 by Peter Hall and was the first of the Sussex based vineyards. Peter had the foresight to realise that great sparkling wine could be made in England and rival the best of the Champagne makers across the channel.

Chapel Down Winery

Tenterden, Kent

Chapel Down in Tenterden is an established Kent based wine estate and home to England’s leading winemaker. The estate produces a range of still and sparkling wines as well as their own beer and cider and enjoys 50,000 visitors per year.

Court Garden Vineyard

Ditchling, East Sussex

Court Garden is located in the attractive village of Ditchling and has run as a farm since Saxon times. The Vineyard has had great success since its establishment in 2005 and has won multiple awards for each of its five sparkling wines. Recently they have added to their still wines collection with the Ditchling Ortega and Ditchling Pinot Grigio. The Vineyard is full of charm and Character and thrives off of the chalky soil and climate Sussex has to offer.

Kingscote Estate

East Grinstead, West sussex

The 150-acre Kingscote Estate, is an English wine producer and a venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties. With vineyards, apple orchard’s and a winery, it produces Kingscote wines and ‘cyder’.

Simpsons Wine Estate

Canterbury, Kent

Charles & Ruth Simpson have been making award-winning wines at Domaine Sainte Rose, their stunning, southern French property, for the past 15 years.  In 2014 they brought their expertise and savoir-faire back to the UK establishing Simpsons Wine Estate in Barham, Kent, with an aspiration to create the finest quality Method Traditional English sparkling wine.

Stopham Wine Estate

Pulborough, Sussex

Stopham Vineyard specialises in white wine exclusively made from their hand-harvested grapes, grown in the beautiful South Downs National Park, West Sussex. The vineyard and winery are run by two winemaking experts, Simon and Tom, who both studied viticulture at Plumpton College.

Upperton Vineyard

Tillington, West Sussex

Having only planted their first vines in 2005, Upperton Vineyard are relative newcomers to the scene English sparkling wine scene. The estate is located just west of Petworth.

Westwell Wines

Charing, Kent

Westwell wines site is located just beneath the Pilgrims Way and covers 13 acres of vines. These include nine acres of sparkling varieties including Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir and four acres of Ortega – for their still wine.

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