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Bolney Wine Estate

About Us

We are proud of our history and how far our family has come in the last five decades. We are one of the pioneers of the industry and our innovation, experience and passion has, we hope, helped encourage or energise others who have joined our craft.

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Our Philosophy

Here at Bolney Wine Estate we work hard to produce award-winning premium red, white, rosé and sparkling English wines. Our dedicated team work throughout the year to ensure our vines are perfectly tended in order to yield the highest quality grapes. We love sharing our story with you. Find out more about Bolney, our processes and our history below.

 

1972

Our story began in 1972 when owners and founders Janet and Rodney Pratt purchased the land and began their vineyard journey.

1985

We won our first every award – a coveted Silver medal in the International Wine and Spirit Competition – for our ‘Bolney 1983’ white wine.

1995

Sam Linter, Rodney and Janet’s daughter joined the business full time taking over the reins and started a growth and quality improvement plan from which we can now see the results.

2005

We built our first proper winery, which was officially opened by the then Secretary of State for DEFRA, the Rt Hon. Margaret Beckett MP.

2016

We opened our doors to our visitors centre with a new café, shop and stunning viewing balcony

THE PROCESS

Winemaking

Sam Linter, daughter of the founders, Janet and Rodney, heads up the winemaking team. She is joined by Productions and Operations Manager, Cara Lee Dely and Assistant Winemaker, Tom Sutton. Their unique winemaking style sets Bolney apart from the competition, with our fruit driven and linear style wines.

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OUR ESTATE

Bolney's Vineyards

Our Estate is located on the edge of the South Downs, about 14 miles from the UK’s South Coast, and comprises of five unique vineyard sites. Our vineyard team work hard throughout the year caring for the vines.

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THE BEGINNING

History

Bolney’s story began in 1972 when owners and founders Janet and Rodney Pratt purchased the land and began their vineyard journey, first establishing the land under the original name of Bookers Vineyard.

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GUIDED BY NATURE

Sustainability

There is an ever-increasing focus on the environment and, here at Bolney Wine Estate, we are passionate about playing a part in reducing climate change. Explore how we take an ethical approach to our activities in order to protect the environment.

SUSTAINABILITY
BOLNEY FAMILY

Our Team

Three generations of the family are now involved in the business. We think that all of our employees are a part of our extended family – we have a friendly and dedicated team. Why not find out who’s who?

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