Bolney Wine Estate

Discover Unique English Red Wine Experiences at Bolney

Bolney Wine Estate invites you to explore the world of English red wine. More than a vineyard, our beautiful Sussex Estate is a destination where the rich heritage of English winemaking meets the serene scenery of this emerging wine region.


Whether you’re an established wine enthusiast or a curious traveller, a visit to Bolney offers an unforgettable journey through lush white and red wine vineyards, exclusive tastings, and behind-the-scenes tours that showcase our commitment to sustainability and artisanal craftsmanship.


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About Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney Wine Estate has been a pioneer in the English wine industry for over 50 years, producing exceptional wines that reflect the unique characteristics of Sussex. Our vineyards thrive on the chalky soils of the South Downs, benefiting from a microclimate that is perfect for cultivating premium grape varieties such as Pinot Noir and Rondo. Each bottle of our English red wine showcases our dedication to quality and our rich heritage, making your visit to Bolney a truly memorable experience.

What Sets Our English Red Wine Apart?

English red wine is an unusual find, and Bolney Wine Estate has been at the forefront of pioneering this unique offering in the UK. Our dedication to cultivating premium grape varieties like Pinot Noir and Rondo on the chalky soils of the South Downs has allowed us to produce red wines that truly capture the essence of Sussex terroir.


As one of the first English vineyards to master the art of red winemaking, trying our English red wine means you’re trying a true original. Bolney’s commitment to quality and innovation shines through in every bottle, offering visitors an exclusive and authentic taste of English craftsmanship.


Discover Our Award-Winning English Reds

Our English red wines are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring each bottle captures the essence of Sussex. We use techniques to enhance the rich fruit and spice characteristics of our red wines, creating a smooth and complex finish.

English Pinot Noir

Our English Pinot Noir is an elegant, medium-bodied wine with flavours of blackcurrant, ripe fig, dark cherry, and white pepper. Its silky texture and good ageing potential allow for more complex flavours to develop over time. This versatile wine pairs beautifully with dishes like roasted poultry, mushroom risotto, and lighter meats. Our Pinot Noir has received numerous accolades, including a Gold at the Wine GB Awards 2019.


Dark Harvest

Dark Harvest is a well-balanced Sussex red wine with a blend of red and black fruit flavours, complemented by subtle smoky notes. Similar in style to Cabernet Franc, it pairs well with pizza, beef ragu, and souvlaki. Dark Harvest has been recognised with a Bronze at the Wine GB Awards 2021.


Lychgate Red

Lychgate Red is a rich and complex wine with flavours of ripe stone fruits, spice, and herbaceous notes. Deep flavours of dark chocolate and black olive tapenade provide a long, fresh, and soft finish. Similar in style to Cabernet Franc, this wine pairs perfectly with slow-cooked pork belly, rich beef ragu, and roasted tomato and garlic bean stew. Lychgate Red received a Silver at the UKVA English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition 2014.


Cuvée Noir

Cuvée Noir is a unique sweet sparkling red wine with aromas of red cherry, redcurrants, and sweet blueberries. It offers a creamy richness and full-bodied mousse with ripe summer fruits and a hint of sweet spice. This wine pairs perfectly with rich game dishes, BBQ meats, salami, cheese, and even sweet dishes like bitter chocolate desserts and Christmas pudding. Cuvée Noir was awarded a Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2018.


Visit Us For an Authentic English Wine Experience

If you’re interested in learning more about our English red wine offerings, visit our beautiful Sussex vineyard for an immersive and informative experience. Our behind-the-scenes offerings provide a unique glimpse into our winemaking process, from vine to bottle. Learn about our sustainable practices and the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle of our British wine.


Our tours allow you to discover the hidden gems of the South Downs in England, enriched by the storied history of Bolney Wine Estate shared by our knowledgeable guides. Savour the flavours of our English red wines paired with local produce in our boutique tasting rooms, where exclusive tastings reveal the perfect pairings for our award-winning wines.


Plus, you can join us for special events and seasonal celebrations that showcase Sussex charm and hospitality, from harvest festivals to intimate dinners, offering a variety of unforgettable experiences for visitors to our distinctive region in the UK.


View our most popular tours below or see what exciting events we have coming up that you could be a part of.


Discover Your New Favourite English Wine With Us

Discover the charm, heritage, and exceptional quality of English red wine at Bolney Wine Estate. Enjoy guided tours, exclusive tastings, and special events that showcase the best of Sussex charm and hospitality, or shop online now to bring the taste of Sussex to you.