Bolney Wine Estate

See the Best of Sussex With Our English Vineyard Tours

Choose the historic Bolney Wine Estate for one of the most authentic English vineyard tours. Located in the enchanting Sussex countryside, our wine tours and tastings offer an exclusive peek into the world of the emerging Sussex wine region. Experience the quintessential English countryside with award-winning English wine to match.


Perfect for anyone seeking genuine cultural experiences, our vineyard tours illuminate the meticulous craft behind our award-winning creations, promising a day of exploration, education, and exquisite Sussex wine and food pairings.


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Why Sussex Is a Must-Visit for Wine Tours

Sussex is rapidly emerging as a world-class wine region, celebrated for its unique landscape and the exceptional wines it produces. At the forefront of this renaissance is Bolney Wine Estate, one of England’s oldest and largest commercial vineyards. With decades of dedicated winemaking, Bolney has become synonymous with quality, embodying the spirit of Sussex winemaking. We invite you to discover the vibrant landscape of Sussex wines, where tradition meets contemporary excellence. Explore the lush, rolling hills of our vineyards, learn about our sustainable practices, and dive into the rich heritage that makes us a must-visit destination for wine lovers around the world.

The Unique Benefits of Our Vineyard Tours and Wine Tasting

  • Access to Authentic Local Experiences: Bolney Wine Estate bridges the gap between the desire for genuine connections and the reality of finding them, offering deep dives into English winemaking’s heart. With our English vineyard tours, visitors gain exclusive access to our historic site, delving into the winemaking process and savouring locally produced wines and food pairings.
  • Discover Hidden Gems: Positioned on the edge of the picturesque South Downs, Bolney Wine Estate is a hidden gem. This is a premium Sussex vineyard tour that provides a serene, less-travelled path to explore the lush landscapes and artisanal wine-making.
  • Immerse yourself in Sussex: Through guided wine tours and tastings, visitors immerse in local culinary traditions, connecting with the craftsmanship that has shaped this region’s wine legacy. Our experts pair our exceptional Sussex wines with the finest local produce, offering an authentic taste of our region’s gastronomy in a picturesque setting.
  • Make Lasting Memories: Every visit to Bolney Wine Estate is crafted to leave a lasting impression, combining the scenic beauty of the South Downs with enriching English wine tastings and pairings, ensuring a unique and memorable experience that resonates long after you leave.
  • The Beauty of the Countryside Made Accessible: Just a short journey from Brighton or London, Bolney Wine Estate provides an easily accessible retreat into the authentic taste of Sussex’s wine culture and the quintessential English countryside experience.

Choose Your English Vineyard Tour & Tasting

Explore the rich tapestry of Bolney Wine Estate with our specially curated vineyard tours. Dive into Sussex’s scenic wonders, elevate your understanding of fine wines, and enjoy fun, educational wine tastings.


Choose between our two main vineyard tours below or see our What’s On page for seasonal events.


Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

Dive into a two-hour journey with this Tour where the legendary duo of cheese and wine takes centre stage, tailor-made for those eager to explore this exquisite pairing with an English twist:

  • An insightful introduction to Bolney Wine Estate’s impact on English winemaking history.
  • A guided exploration of our beautiful vineyards, learning about the grapes that make our wines unique.
  • A behind-the-scenes glimpse into our winemaking process, uncovering the craft and dedication involved.
  • A curated tasting of five Bolney English wines, each paired with select Sussex cheeses.
  • A relaxing finale with a sampling of Bolney Estate Gin, capturing the essence of English culinary delights.

The Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour

Tailored for those with an appetite for the full Sussex wine narrative, our Ultimate tour has everything you want. This experience promises not just culinary satisfaction but an educational experience that’s as enjoyable as it is enlightening:

  • Kickstart your exploration with a sparkling toast as your guide sets the stage for an immersive recount of the Bolney Wine Estate legacy and our strides in English viticulture.
  • Traverse through the tranquil rows of our vineyards, gaining intimate knowledge of the vine’s lifecycle amidst the picturesque Sussex backdrop.
  • Get a sneak peek into our state-of-the-art winery to see the behind-the-scenes magic.
  • Then the main event, where you get to savour an expertly selected quintet of Bolney’s finest English wines, each coupled with the best seasonal offerings from Sussex.

Finish with a seasonal mezze board and relax on the Estate at our Eighteen Acre Cafe.

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Discover What’s On at the Estate

Don’t miss out on the unique seasonal events happening at Bolney Wine Estate. Discover what’s on and experience the vibrant tapestry of activities that bring our vineyard to life throughout the year. There’s always something new and exciting to explore.


Getting Here Is Easy

Bolney Wine Estate, an hour from London and near the South Coast, offers a peaceful retreat in the Sussex countryside and South Downs. Easily accessible from Crawley via the A23 and A272, and from Brighton on the A23 and A272, follow signs past Bolney Village. The entrance is on Foxhole Lane, a tranquil escape from city life.


Book Early for a Spot on a Bolney Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting

Each of our English vineyard tours is an invitation to experience the vibrant heart of Sussex winemaking. From exploring hidden gems to indulging in the finest local cuisines paired with our exquisite wines, your journey promises to be as enriching as it is memorable. Choose your adventure, book your time, and get ready for an enriching experience.