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Keep up to date with everything that’s happening at Bolney. Whether it’s an exciting product release, new seasonal café menu or latest award win, our news section is where you’ll hear it first! Plus, find exclusive vineyard updates, perfect pairings, recipes, top tips and more in our Bolney blog.

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Celebrate Love With Perfect Valentine’s Wine Pairings

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Choose the perfect English wines for your Christmas dinner, creating moments of joy and celebration with every glass raised.
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The Essential Christmas Gift Guide for Wine Lovers

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This festive season, discover the art of gifting with our curated selection of Christmas wine gifts for the connoisseurs in your life.
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Christmas Wine Pairings Made Easy

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Choose the perfect English wines for your Christmas dinner, creating moments of joy and celebration with every glass raised.
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An Expert’s Guide to Mulled Wine

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This is your essential guide to all things mulled wine, including an easy recipe for making your own traditional mulled wine, tips for which wines are best to mull, serving and food pairing...
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Bolney Wines and Cheese Pairings: An Exquisite Fusion of Flavours

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Indulge in Bolney Wine Estate’s exquisite wine and cheese pairings. Experience the perfect fusion of flavours, where each sip and bite creates a memorable and delightful symphony on your...
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Find the Best Sweet Sparkling Wine For You

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A sparkling wine with extra sweetness is the perfect treat, whether to celebrate an occasion or simply to enjoy yourself.
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Is Prosecco Sparkling Wine? All Your Questions Answered

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There are key differences between Prosecco and Sparkling Wine which we explore here. We answer all your questions about Prosecco so you can make the most informed choice of wine.
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Learn how Janet and Sam transformed Bolney Wine Estate

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This International Women’s Day, we want to highlight an important story that lies at the centre of this history and shines light on two inspiring women who have been instrumental to our growth and...
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Does Sparkling Wine Pop Like Champagne?

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Sparkling wine does pop like Champagne when it’s opened.  If you have a bottle of sparkling wine that you want to open with a flourish for a celebration, this guide will show you.
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How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

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Learning how to open a bottle of sparkling wine the right way ensures you minimise spillage, spray, and wastage. Read our article to discover pro tips.
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How Do You Store Sparkling Wine Properly?

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How to store sparkling wine depends on many factors. here you can discover expert tips on how to store your bottles the right way.
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How to Recork Sparkling Wine & Keep the Fizz Fresh

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This guide takes you through the simple steps to recorking and gives other ways to store opened sparkling wine if you don’t have the means to recork.
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How Is Sparkling Wine Made?

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Learning how sparkling wine is made helps you to make the best decision about which wine is best for you; different production methods yield different results, affecting quality, style, and price...
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How to Choose the Right Sparkling Wine for You

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This guide breaks down different types of sparkling wines and their flavours, so you are better equipped to make the best choice for you.
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Is Chardonnay a Sparkling Wine?

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Learn all about Chardonnay the wine and Chardonnay the grape variety in this guide, which also explains how Chardonnay grapes are essential for sparkling wine production.
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How to Drink Sparkling Wine Like a Professional

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This guide will teach you all the elements that go into drinking a sparkling wine like a sommelier, from opening a bottle properly to serving temperature, appropriate glasses, and proper tasting...
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How to Taste Wine Properly: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

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Learning how to taste wine properly will open you up to a world of sensory pleasure. Wine tasting can have a bad rep, being associated with snobbiness and seemingly nonsensical descriptions of...
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Interview with Cara-Lee, Winery Productions and Operations Manager

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This week, we’ve spent some time in the winery to catch up with our Winery Product and Operations Manager, Cara-Lee.
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Is Sparkling Wine Champagne?

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There are many rules and regulations surrounding Champagne viticulture (which refers to the cultivation of grapevines), including pruning, degree of pressing, and how long the bottles must be aged....
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What Is Cava? A Beginner’s Guide to Everything Cava

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The method for Cava production is called the “traditional method” which is also the production method for Champagne. Learn all about it here.
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Who Invented Sparkling Wine? How England Paved the Way

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Contrary to popular belief, sparkling wine was invented in England. Learn all about our fabulous history here.
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What is Champagne? All Your Questions Answered

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Champagne is a type of sparkling wine which is produced in a specific region in the northeast of France, called the Champagne wine region. Learn everything you need to know here.
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What is Cuvée Wine? A Winemaker’s Guide

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What is cuvée in wine? What does this fancy-sounding word mean? All the questions you wanted are answered here.
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Does Sparkling Wine Go Off? The Complete Guide

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Does sparkling wine go off? Learn how to tell if your bottle has expired and how long an unopened bottle of sparkling wine lasts with this simple guide.
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What Is Sparkling Wine? A Sommelier’s Definitive Guide

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What is sparkling wine? This simple guide explains everything you need to know, from the difference between dry & sweet sparkling wine to how it’s made.
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How Long Does Wine Last Unopened? All Your Questions Answered

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Need to know how long wine lasts unopened? We answer all questions in this simple guide, including how long red, white, rosé & sparkling wines last.
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Spring into Sussex

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As mornings get brighter and daffodils decorate the woodlands, spring has truly sprung here in Sussex.  Warmer temperatures are very much welcomed as we head out into the sunshine and enjoy the...
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Everything you need to know about beer

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The term beer covers a multitude of varieties which can be covered by the two most common terms; Ale and Lager, underneath these you’ll find a style to fit any palate. 
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Top 5 Father’s Day activities in Sussex

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That special Sunday in June is right around the corner and like most of us, you’ll probably be thinking ‘what do I get a man who has everything?’ Well to celebrate the men who raised...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Meet our Winemaker, Cara Lee Dely

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When Sam Linter, Bolney MD and Head Winemaker, first took the reins of Bolney back in 1995, she was determined to make a change. For Sam, it wasn’t just about pushing boundaries when it came to...
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Bolney Wine Estate celebrates 50th anniversary

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Bolney Wine Estate, the Sussex based vineyard producing award-winning still and sparkling English wines, is proud to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Fifty years ago, English wine was...
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Thoughtful experiences that every mother would love

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She treats you throughout the year and is always there when you need her, so how do you show her, or that special someone, just how much they mean to you? Whether it’s quality time together, a...
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January in the Vineyard

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Clear blue skies, winter sunshine and glistening frost decorating the vines, visiting our Estate in the winter is just as breathtaking as it is in the summer.
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Unique Valentine’s Day ideas

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Whether you love the buzz or loathe the sea of red and pink everywhere you look, there’s no hiding from the plethora of hearts, cheesy cards, and luxury chocolate boxes as we approach 14th...
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Freixenet Copestick acquires English winery, Bolney Wine Estate.

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Freixenet Copestick strengthens its position as the leading sparkling wine supplier in England with the acquisition of the renowned English sparkling wine and wine cellar Bolney. The transaction took...
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The best vegan wines for Veganuary

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It’s no secret that the vegan movement is gaining momentum year on year, and with new products launching daily and restaurants boasting plant-powered menus, it’s an exciting time to take the...
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Our guide to the perfect wedding wines

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Whichever part of your wedding day you are thinking about, there is one thing that will feature in almost every moment of your celebrations…the wedding wine. Here at Bolney, we (naturally) know a...
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A look back at Bolney 2021

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As 2021 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at a year of Bolney. It’s been another unprecedented year with it’s fair share of challenges, but we’ve also had lots to celebrate. Much of...
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Sparkling Wines to celebrate with this New Year’s Eve

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The presents may have been opened but the festivities are far from over. If you’re looking for the best champagne alternative for new year’s, why not try English wine? Whether you’re having a...
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‘What sets a Magnum apart?’ – your questions answered

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What’s better than one bottle of English wine? The answer may be two, but that’s not the only reason why magnums grow more popular year on year. Whether it’s as a showstopper at a dinner party...
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The Best Wine and Food Pairings for Christmas Day

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The gifts have been wrapped, the stockings filled, and the Christmas dinner is gently sizzling in the oven; all that’s left now is to pop open the wine! Read on to discover the best Christmas wines...
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Five places to enjoy a roast dinner in Sussex

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What greater comfort on a chilly Sunday afternoon than a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings? Luckily for us, Sussex offers a range of unique restaurants and pubs that serve a mean Sunday...
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Gift Guide: The Best Christmas Gifts For Him

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Step away from the socks and aftershave and win his heart with our holiday gifts for him, for every personality. From the classic wine connoisseur to the cocktail lover and beyond, discover our...
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The Bolney Christmas Gift Guide for Her

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but there is no sugar coating that it can be that little bit stressful when it comes to choosing the perfect gift.
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Meet the Team: Vineyard and Winery

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As our 2021 harvest continues, we wanted to celebrate some of our amazing team who have made it such a success. From our vineyard team who have worked around the clock to care for our grapes over the...
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Autumnal Walks to enjoy in West Sussex

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With the cooler weather drawing in, there’s no better time to experience Sussex in its autumnal glory as leaves turn orange and crunch underneath your walking boots. Whether you’re a seasoned...
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Bolney Wine Estate launch at The Hari

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From September 2021, we are proud to announce that Bolney Wine Estate is the exclusive English Wine partner of 5* boutique The Hari Hotel, London.
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Supplier of the Month – Love Cocoa

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This month we are proud to have added Love Cocoa to our range of luxury, British suppliers, both in store and online. We spoke to the team at Love Cocoa to find out more about their chocolate, their...
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Foraging at Bolney

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Our Guided by Nature ethos leads everything we do here at Bolney, including the food we serve. We’re lucky that our Estate is home to some incredible foraging opportunities, and our chefs love to...
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Preparing for Harvest

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August has been another busy month at Bolney, and thanks to the fantastic work from our team the vines are thriving, and the grapes are growing, which is always welcome news.
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The Art of Afternoon Tea in Sussex

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Fresh sandwiches, fluffy light scones decorated in fruity preserve and clotted cream, it can only be the truly decadent tradition of English Afternoon Tea that we are talking about.
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A moment for rosé – busting the most common myths

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It’s pink, it’s picture perfect and it’s surrounded by a whole lot of myths. Read on as we bust some of the most common myths about rosé. 
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Top 4 picnic spots in Sussex

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It is safe to say there is no tradition more quintessentially British than enjoying a picnic in the great outdoors. Read our guide on creating the ultimate picnic, from selecting the perfect location...
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Summer in the Vineyard

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As life begins to return to normal and our estate is filled with the sounds of glasses clinking, bottles popping and people enjoying themselves, you may notice that our vineyard is a hive of...
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English Wine pioneer Rodney Pratt: 1942-2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce Rodney Pratt, co-founder of Bolney Wine Estate, passed away on Saturday 12th June 2021.
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Meet the Team: The Chefs

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If you visit us for a spot of lunch, glass of bubbles, a tasting event, vineyard tour or anything else foodie, you’re sure to see our lovely chefs cooking you up a feast through our kitchen...
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NEW IN: Say hello to our Estate Chardonnay 2020

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We’re proud to announce the launch of our first still Chardonnay. The 2020 vintage joins our Bolney Range, sitting in good company alongside our Estate Pinot Noir and Estate Pinot Gris.
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Everything you need to know about gin

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Whether it’s a summer’s day or winter’s night, a gin & tonic is rarely out of place, in fact you might go as far to say that it has become a staple among the drinking community. Find out...
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We’re going electric! Introducing our electric vehicle charging points

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Brighton Energy Cooperative has installed the first of its new network of community owned, solar-linked electric vehicle charge points at our estate.
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A look back at Bolney 2020

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As we near the end of 2020, we wanted to take a look back at some of the positive things we have celebrated this year and say a huge thank you to every single person who has supported us throughout.