Bolney Wine Estate

Discover the Charm of English Vineyard Tours at Bolney Wine Estate

In the heart of the Sussex countryside, nestled amongst rolling hills and lush greenery, lies a hidden gem that embodies the essence of English winemaking – Bolney Wine Estate. With a history rich in both tradition and innovation, Bolney offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in the world of English vineyard tours and wine tastings.


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Experience The Taste of Sussex at Bolney Wine Estate

Since 1972, Bolney Wine Estate has led the English wine industry, inviting enthusiasts to explore its 34-acre vineyard through expertly curated tours and tastings. Here, guests delve into the art and science of winemaking, tasting the delicate and nuanced flavours of our signature English sparkling wines and others, meticulously produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Bolney Wine Estate is more than a vineyard; it’s a journey into the heart of Sussex’s wine excellence, blending quality, sustainable practices, and a passion for winemaking. Experience the distinct character and balance of our wines, which reflect Sussex’s unique climate and have achieved national and international acclaim.

Why We Offer the Best English Vineyard Tours:

  • Award-Winning English Winemaking: Journey through Bolney Wine Estate, where our pioneering spirit and commitment to excellence have crafted some of the finest English wines, rivalling the world’s most renowned wine regions.
  • Diverse Tasting Experience: Broaden your palate with our comprehensive tastings that explore beyond traditional sparkling whites to include our exquisite reds, rosés, and more, showcasing the rich diversity of English wine.
  • Insightful Learning Opportunities: Enhance your wine knowledge with engaging insights into the art of viticulture and the intricacies of the winemaking process, provided by our passionate experts. And have fun while you do it!
  • Family Heritage and Warmth: Feel the personal touch and rich heritage of our family-run estate, where every bottle tells a story of passion, tradition, and innovation. Our close-knit team will make you feel welcome into the world of wine.
  • Scenic Beauty and Culinary Delights: Immerse yourself in the picturesque Sussex countryside and indulge in locally sourced food at our café, perfectly complementing your wine tasting.

Explore Our English Vineyard Tours and Wine Tastings

Bolney Wine Estate offers diverse English wine tours for enthusiasts and novices alike, from the Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour to the Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour. Each tour provides a deep dive into the art of winemaking, showcasing our sustainable practices and the beauty of our vineyards. Discover the intricate connection between our land and award-winning wines, making Bolney a premier destination for experiencing the essence of English viticulture.


The Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour

Immerse yourself in a three-hour English vineyard tour and wine tasting experience, complete with exquisite wine and food pairings that showcase the best of Sussex.


This Ultimate Tour offers:


  • A welcoming glass of our award-winning English sparkling wine to start.
  • An engaging talk on the history of Bolney Wine Estate and the evolution of English wine, guided by a Bolney expert.
  • A leisurely walk through our vineyards, offering an up-close view of the vines that produce our unique terroir-driven wines.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at our innovative winemaking process within our state-of-the-art winery.
  • An interactive, tutored tasting session of five distinct Bolney wines, each thoughtfully paired with locally sourced Sussex produce.
  • A seasonal mezze board to conclude, providing an opportunity to reflect on your experience and mingle with like-minded wine enthusiasts.

Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

Embark on a two-hour Bolney vineyard tour that celebrates the timeless pairing of wine and cheese, designed specifically for aficionados of this classic duo.


This tour features:


  • An introduction to Bolney Wine Estate’s pioneering contributions to the UK vineyard tours scene and the history of English wine.
  • A guided walk through our picturesque vineyards, offering insights into the grapes that define our wines.
  • An exclusive look inside our winery, revealing the art and science behind our winemaking process.
  • A tutored tasting of five Bolney wines, each meticulously paired with a premium Sussex cheese to enhance your tasting experience.
  • A relaxing end to your tour with a taste of Bolney Estate Gin, rounding off your journey through the essence of Sussex vineyards and winemaking.

Getting Here

Bolney Wine Estate is the perfect destination for a day trip an hour from London by train or car and close to the South Coast. Surrounded by the enchanting scenery of the Sussex countryside and the South Downs, it offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.


To reach Bolney Wine Estate from Crawley, head south on the A23, take the exit signposted for Ansty and Cowfold, and follow the A272 towards Billingshurst and Petersfield, bypassing the Bolney Village exit. From Brighton, travel north on the A23 for about 14 miles, exit towards Petersfield/Haywards Heath, and proceed on the A272 via Cowfold Road. After the Bolney Village sign and a petrol station on the left, turn right onto Foxhole Lane; the estate is the second driveway on the left, about half a mile down.


Book Your English Vineyard Tour and Tasting Experience Today

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore one of the UK’s most acclaimed vineyards. Book a tour today and embark on an unforgettable journey through the world of English wine. We offer a variety of experiences designed to delight and inspire wine lovers of all levels.


Join us at Bolney Wine Estate and be part of a story that blends tradition with innovation, set against the backdrop of the stunning Sussex countryside. Book your vineyard tour and wine tasting now and taste the difference of English wines crafted with care, passion, and expertise.