Unique Valentine’s Day ideas

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Whether you love the buzz or loathe the sea of red and pink everywhere you look, there’s no hiding from the plethora of hearts, cheesy cards, and luxury chocolate boxes as we approach 14th February. This year, instead of hiding away for the day or doing the usual meal for two (though there’s nothing wrong with good food and delicious drinks when done right!), why not treat yourself, your valentine or your galentines to a Valentine’s Day celebration with a difference? Discover our favourite unexpected Valentine’s Day ideas here.

Cocktail making


This is one of our top romantic night in ideas as it’s so simple but so fun! To create the ultimate at-home mixology experience this Valentine’s Day, each pick your favourite cocktail and have fun making them together. Whether you love an indulgent Espresso Martini or a bittersweet Negroni, this is a great way to make a night in feel special. After you’ve shown off your skills, sit down and enjoy them with a sharing board filled with delicious treats, whilst listening to your favourite band or watching your favourite film.


To help you have the perfect night in, we’ve created our Cocktail Kits which include everything you need.

Pottery making


Maybe you both fancy trying something new this Valentine’s, and what better than a pottery making class? Channel your inner Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore and take to the pottery wheel to throw your best pot, plate, or anything else you like. Accompany this with a bottle of bubbles for a truly great experience. Explore our range to find the best wines for date night here.

Vineyard Tour


What better way to say ‘I love you’ than drinking wine and eating cheese together? Our tours make a great couple’s wine tasting for Valentine’s Day, with our Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour and The Ultimate Wine and Food Tasting with Tour to choose from. Whichever experience you go for, you and your loved one will have the opportunity to stroll through our acres of vines hand-in-hand, whilst marvelling at the many different varieties of grapes that go into the fantastic Bolney range.


Find out more about our unique vineyard experiences here.

Walk or bike ride


If you’d rather keep things low-key, why not wrap up warm and head out for a walk or bike ride around Sussex? There are plenty of great routes, and our favourite, naturally, are those that take you through our beautiful estate. Whilst you’re here, pop into The Eighteen Acre for a warming cuppa, a glass of bubbles, or one of our popular wine flights. These make the best wine tasting experience where you can choose three of four of our wines to sample. For an added element of fun, why not order for each other and try and guess which wines you are trying?

Cooking class


Cook up a storm and make a delicious Valentine’s dinner at home. Take a cooking class in your local area, join a virtual class, or dig out your recipe books and choose your favourite meal idea to cook together. Once you’ve made your feast, set the table, light the candles, and press play on a Spotify list featuring all your favourite tunes. Whatever meal you’re opting for, discover the perfect wine pairings here for a mouthwatering match sure to wow!

Thrill experience


If your relationship is more daredevil than drunk in love, why not challenge one another to the ultimate test and take on a thrilling experience together? Whether it’s flying through the air at a tree top adventure course, taking to the (indoor) skies at a simulated skydiving centre, or speeding through the forest on a Segway adventure, you’re sure to get the adrenaline flowing! Afterwards, pop open a bottle of bubbly to toast to your success.

Discover our Valentine’s gift range, with perfect treats for him and for her, here.