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PIONEERS OF ENGLISH WINE SINCE 1972

Welcome to Bolney Wine Estate

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Award-winning English wine, crafted in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

In the heart of rural Sussex lies Bolney Wine Estate, one of England’s oldest and most beautiful vineyards.

 

Our story began in 1972 when founders Janet and Rodney Pratt planted three acres of vines to create what was then one of the very first commercial vineyards in England. In the 1990s, Sam Linter, their daughter, joined the business and with her passion for business and wine-making, grew the Estate into what it is today.

 

Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, we hope that you can join in our incredible calendar of events. From celebratory picnics, golden tours, exclusive menus and more.

 

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Bolney Bubbly and Birthday Petit Fours for the guest/s celebrating a 50th milestone in 2022, when you dine at the Eighteen Acre. Quote ‘CELEBRATE50′ at time of booking.

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Bolney Events

Throughout the year we run a number of public events here at Bolney Wine Estate, from tasting evenings where you can try and learn about some of our wines, to outdoor events. Take a look at our current events here.

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STUNNING VIEWS

The Eighteen Acre Café

Gather with friends and family to enjoy the breathtaking view of our vineyard with delicious food and a glass of bubbles. Our Eighteen Acre café serves mouthwatering dishes from our seasonal menu, inspired by the nature surrounding our estate.

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FROM VINE TO WINE

Unique Vineyard Experiences

Discover the journey from grape to glass and join one of our vineyard tours and tastings. Stroll through acres of vines and see how our award-winning wine is crafted here in Sussex. You’ll then enjoy a tutored tasting of the Bolney still and sparkling range.

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A TASTE OF SUSSEX

Award-winning wine at home

Have our award-winning wines delivered to your door. Whether you prefer still or sparkling, white, red or rosé, make every moment memorable with a bottle of Bolney.

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THE PERFECT GIFT

Gifts for all

From award-winning wine gifts, to hand-picked hampers, cocktail kits and more. Find the perfect gift for every personality and palate, whether it’s milestone celebrations or everyday occasions.

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The Sussex Holiday Guide

Whether you’re looking for sandy beaches or bustling towns, tranquil country settings or family friendly destinations, a luxury night away or a cosy stay in the country, Sussex has it all.

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Bolney Wine Estate celebrates 50th anniversary

Bolney Wine Estate, the Sussex based vineyard producing award-winning still and sparkling English wines, is proud to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Fifty years ago, English wine was not widely celebrated.

When founders Janet and Rodney Pratt first took on the challenge of planting vines in sunny Sussex, they encountered sceptics, both at home and abroad, who maintained it was impossible to produce quality English wine. At that time Bolney Wine Estate was just one of a handful of commercial vineyards in the UK, a far cry from the 800+ that exist today. Since 1972, guided by nature and a true understanding of the local microclimate, the estate has been at the forefront of the resurgence of English wine through its use of pioneering techniques, bold innovation and a belief that English wine is deserving of global recognition.

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Picturesque places to experience Afternoon Tea in Sussex

Fresh sandwiches, fluffy light scones decorated in fruity preserve and clotted cream, it can only be the truly decadent tradition of English Afternoon Tea that we are talking about.

Join us as we explore the top spots for afternoon tea in Sussex.

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