Bolney Wine Estate

Enlightening English Vineyard Tours & Tastings

Visit the beautiful Bolney Wine Estate, a testament to English winemaking in the heart of the historic Sussex countryside. Experience one of the best English vineyard tours and tastings at an authentic working vineyard, where every sip tells the story of our historic and leading position in the English wine industry. Perfect for burgeoning wine enthusiasts and seasoned enthusiasts alike, our educational and accessible tours will leave you enlightened, educated, and with a renewed appreciation for English wine and food pairings.


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Immerse Yourself in the Taste of Sussex

Sussex is fast becoming a globally recognised wine region, and Bolney Wine Estate has been at the forefront of this for the past 50 years. With a tour of our vineyard, you can explore the essence of Sussex with award-winning English wines, known for their elegance and depth.


Our fully tutored tastings reveal the unique terroir that infuses each bottle, from traditional-method sparkling wines and aromatic whites to unique rich reds, and teach you the subtle art of food and wine pairing. Experience the best of English viticulture; book your wine tour and discover the distinguished flavours of Sussex.

The Unique Benefits of Our Vineyard Tours and Wine Tasting

  • Immersive English Wine Experience: Discover the art behind our award-winning wines at one of Sussex’s oldest vineyards. Explore our detailed winemaking process and savour the distinct flavours of our premium English wines, crafted with passion and care.
  • Expand Your Wine Knowledge: Perfect for those eager to deepen their understanding of English wines and Sussex winemaking as a whole. Learn about wine varieties, regions, and the art of pairing, enriching your wine appreciation in a welcoming educational setting.
  • Find New Favourites: Step beyond mainstream supermarket offerings to discover unique varietals and approaches to winemaking. Finish your vineyard tour at our cellar door shop to continue your English wine tasting experience at home. 
  • See an Authentic Working Vineyard: Witness the journey from vine to wine in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Our tours, set in a year-round working English vineyard, offer a true glimpse into our heritage and the terroir that defines Sussex wines. 
  • English Countryside Made Accessible: We’re located next to the South Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, easily accessed by train or car. Escape to a world where the air is fresh and the views are stunning and make a day of it.

Choose Your English Vineyard Tour Experience

Discover the full spectrum of Bolney Wine Estate’s offerings through our curated English vineyard tours below. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sussex, deepen your wine knowledge, and enjoy wine tastings that promise an unforgettable experience.


The Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour

Our three-hour Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting Tour is meticulously designed for those who appreciate the finer details of wine and gastronomy. This immersive experience begins with a toast of our acclaimed English sparkling wine, setting the stage for an enriching exploration of Bolney’s rich heritage and our contributions to the evolution of English wine.


Wander through our vineyards for an intimate look at the vines that shape our unique wines, followed by a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our winemaking process. The highlight of our tour is a tutored tasting of five distinct Bolney wines, each expertly paired with the finest local Sussex produce, culminating in a seasonal mezze board to enjoy amongst fellow wine enthusiasts.


Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

For enthusiasts of the classic pairing of cheese and wine tasting, our two-hour Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour is an absolute must. This option celebrates Bolney Wine Estate’s role in pioneering English vineyard tours, offering an insightful stroll through our vineyards and an exclusive look into our winemaking process.


Relish in a guided tasting of five Bolney wines, each harmoniously paired with a selection of premium Sussex cheeses, concluding with a sample of Bolney Estate Gin—a perfect end to this exquisite journey.

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Discover What’s On at the Estate

Step further into the enriching world of Bolney Wine Estate, one of England’s most treasured vineyards. Check out what seasonal events and special offers we have on at the Estate to book an exclusive experience.


Getting to Bolney Wine Estate

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.


Reserve Your Place on an Authentic English Vineyard Tour

Bolney Wine Estate awaits to offer you a blend of education, indulgence, and breathtaking scenery with our Sussex wine tasting and vineyard tours. Discover the stories, the craftsmanship, and the flavours that set Sussex wines apart. View the calendar and book your tour today and let us guide you through an unforgettable English vineyard experience.