Vineyards and Breweries in Sussex
Our corner of Sussex is home to a handful of fantastic vineyards offering tours, tastings and authentic vineyard experiences.
Whether you’re looking for a special day out, to treat for a loved one, to see where your favourite wine is produced or to simply lap up the beautiful surroundings of a working winery, look no further than our world-class Sussex vineyards.
What’s unique about Sussex food and wine?
Sussex brings together beautiful rolling hills, working farmland, and the wild and wonderful coast. It’s no surprise that with this diversity and the unique climate, such a wealth of outstanding food and drink is produced. This foodie-heaven is jam-packed with noteworthy places where you can sample Sussex fare, including its wine.
Sussex is increasingly making a name for itself as the capital of English wine with a selection of small, local vineyards making award-winning wines winning rave reviews from the wine critics.
Eating at our Sussex Vineyards
Increasingly, you can have coffee, lunch or dinner at one of our vineyards. Ashling Park offers all three, including cream tea, Tinwood offers afternoon tea or a cheese board overlooking the vines with a glass of Sussex in our hand. Wiston's restaurant, Chalk, uses local and seasonal produce from the estate and its neighbours. Kinsbrook has a laid back eatery and farm shop. Upperton's Terrace Bar is open for a Friday evening glass of wine overlooking the magnificent view of the Downs. So, come on down and enjoy a taste of the Sussex good life at any one of our wonderful vineyards.
Sussex Wine: a Protected Destination of Origin
Did you know, Sussex Wine has its own PDO (a Protected Destination of Origin)? Now firmly holding its place on the map, Sussex Wine joins the likes of Jersey Royal Potatoes and Cornish Clotted Cream, for example, which already have this recognition
It goes without saying that to enjoy some of the wines which have helped to put Sussex on the map, the vineyards are the place to be.
They can be found dotted around the countryside close to Chichester, Midhurst and Petworth.
Vineyard tours and experiences
You’ll find the warmest of welcomes and even the chance to sample some of West Sussex’s award-winning wines at our Sussex vineyards.
Vineyard tour and tasting experiences bring your cold, crisp glass of Sussex to life as you learn more about the delicate process which gets the grapes into your glass.
From Ashling Park, Blackdown Ridge, Tinwood and Wiston Estates to Kinsbrook and Upperton Vineyards, our Sussex winemakers welcome you with open arms.
Accommodation at Sussex Vineyards
If you love what you see and taste at our Sussex vineyards, you may never want to leave.
If this is the case, it’s good news for you. Many of our Sussex vineyards offer accommodation too, meaning that you can while away the hours in the tranquil surroundings of a working winery. What could be better than that?