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Bolney Wine Estate

Introducing the Taste of Sussex

Get to know England’s flourishing wine country with Bolney Wine Estate, located in the heart of the stunning Sussex countryside.

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The Taste of Sussex presents a unique opportunity to explore England’s burgeoning reputation for world-class winemaking. Our new campaign spotlights Sussex as an unmissable wine destination while showcasing Bolney Wine Estate’s 50+ year history of cultivating exceptional wines that capture the essence of this region.

 

Sussex wines are now gaining global recognition, and our Taste of Sussex campaign takes you on a journey to uncover the distinct characteristics that set them apart. From our diverse vineyard sites to the skilled winemaking techniques we employ, discover the story behind each bottle and the dedication that goes into producing wines that truly represent our country’s unique identity.

 

We also welcome you to join our exciting new Wine Club, where you will receive quarterly shipments, access to exclusive events and limited-release wines, and countless offers.

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Bolney Wine Estate

The Bolney Difference

Founded in 1972, Bolney Wine Estate has become a leading producer of English wine, renowned for its commitment to quality and excellence. With a team of passionate experts, we have won numerous awards and industry recognition. When you visit our beautiful estate, you'll be immersed in the rich history and passion that goes into each bottle of our world-class wines.

Bolney Wine Estate

The Bolney Difference

Founded in 1972, Bolney Wine Estate has become a leading producer of English wine, renowned for its commitment to quality and excellence. With a team of passionate experts, we have won numerous awards and industry recognition. When you visit our beautiful estate, you'll be immersed in the rich history and passion that goes into each bottle of our world-class wines.

What You Can Expect on a Bolney Wine Estate Tasting Experience

We’re about 14 miles from Brighton and Hove near the tumbling green hills of the South Downs. Our two main tours are the Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour and the Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour.

 

Both tours will pair your group with a dedicated Bolney Wine Estate guide who will give you a unique insight into our craft. You’ll get to explore the very heart of the estate, with a stroll through the vines that lets you see the grape varieties we grow up close. Then, marvel at our state-of-the-art winery as you get exclusive access to the impressive technical feat of fine winemaking.

 

Then, the main event: a fully immersive wine tasting experience of five distinctive wines proudly made here. Your guide will expertly take you through each wine, helping you to get the most out of each. Whether you’re a seasoned wine specialist or a complete novice, your experience will be rewarding and delicious.

 

Choose Your Experience

Experience wine tasting near Brighton at Bolney Wine Estate, discovering the journey of grape to glass, with our most popular tours:

From £60.00 per attendee

The Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour From £60.00 per attendee

Our Ultimate tour will give you everything you’re looking for in a wine tasting experience. Sip a complimentary glass of award-winning sparkling wine on arrival before embarking on the three-hour experience.

 

You’ll see the vineyards and the winery, and have a dazzling tasting of five of our wines, each individually paired with a food-matching plate. Finish with a seasonal mezze board, including an indulgent dessert. This is an experience you will definitely want to repeat.

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From £30.00 per attendee

Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour From £30.00 per attendee

Looking for cheese and wine tasting? Sample the finest local produce on this, our most popular tour. As with the Ultimate tour, you’ll walk right through the vines and into the heart of our winery before your fully tutored tasting.

 

Taste five of our wines, each carefully paired with a fine Sussex cheese. You’ll also get the chance to try our Bolney Estate Gin. This tour lasts 90 minutes in total.

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Gift a Wine Tour With a Voucher

Do you know someone who would love a day out at our vineyard and winery? Send them a Bolney Wine Estate Tasting Tour voucher, giving them and one other person a spot on one of our popular tours. You can choose a beautifully-presented physical voucher, complete with a personalised message, or a virtual one.

 

Wine Tasting FAQs

 

When do wine tasting tours run?

February to October is our main season but we do have some dates available in winter. Late summer/autumn is a fantastic time to visit to experience the harvest season. Check our calendar for more information.

 

How much wine will I be served on a tour?

Expect to be served the equivalent of ½ a bottle of wine, depending on the tour. We do free-pour, however, so this is an estimation.

 

How do I let you know about dietary requirements?

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our tasting tours so please get in touch in advance of your tour to detail any dietary requirements. You can call us on 01444881575 or email events@bolneywineestate.com.

 

How do I find you?

You can find us at Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, RH17 5NB. Our nearest mainline train stations are Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath (both about 15 minutes away by taxi).

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All Tours

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Tasting in the Vines

£95.00

per attendee

Join us for an unforgettable tasting experience at our Estate to kick-start our English Wine Week celebrations.
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Cellar Door Tasting

£25.00

per attendee

Join us for an unforgettable tasting experience at our Estate.
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The Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour

£60.00£120.00

per attendee

Enjoy the ultimate tour of Bolney Wine Estate with your friends and family. The tour includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a vineyard tour, ...
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English Wine Week Rosé Sparkling Afternoon Tea

£40.00

per attendee

Your Afternoon Tea will include a selection of sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and cakes as well as a glass of our award-winning wine.
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Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

£30.00£60.00

per attendee

Sussex vineyard tour with cheese and wine tasting
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English Wine Week Dinner

£85.00

per attendee

Join us for an intimate evening of fine dining for our Valentine's Day Dinner.
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Alfresco Dining: Kabak Middle Eastern Food

£10.00

per attendee

Join us for a relaxed and cosy evening at our Estate enjoying delicious Nepalese food paired with our wines.
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Evening with Safari Pizza

£10.00

per attendee

Join us for a relaxed and cosy evening at our Estate enjoying delicious wood-fired pizzas paired with a flight of our wines.

THE PERFECT GIFT

Gift Vouchers for Vineyard Tours Near London

Wine tasting experiences make a fantastic gift. Our Tour Vouchers will give a wine and food tasting for two to the lucky recipient. You can get an exquisitely-presented physical voucher with the option to include a hand-written message on a separate gift card. Alternatively, you can get a blank gift card to add your own message. E-vouchers are also available. All vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. VIEW VOUCHERS

Getting Here

We are accessible from London, located 10 miles south of Crawley on the A23. Our nearest mainline train stations are Haywards Heath or Burgess Hill (both about 15 minutes by taxi).

 

You can find us at Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, RH17 5NB.

Detailed directions to the estate

Can I Leave My Car Overnight?

We do not advise drinking and driving. For those driving, we provide spittoons. However, you can leave your car here overnight if you wish; please just let your tour guide know if you plan to do so. The estate is locked by 6 pm every night and the gates will be reopened at 8.30 am the next day.