With West Sussex fast building a reputation for itself as the capital of English Sparkling Wine, thanks to its combination of climate and soil conditions, you simply cannot visit here without sampling some for yourself. Within Chichester’s immediate surrounding areas, you can discover two award-winning vineyards. Take a tour and learn more about how the grapes get into your glass, enjoy an afternoon tea or dinner overlooking the vines, or even lend a hand with the harvest.

An image showing an accommodation lodge at Ashling Park Vineyard, West Sussex

Ashling Park Estate has to be one of the luckiest places in the whole of the South Downs. Our loamy soil and sheltered position provide the perfect environment for growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the holy trinity…

An image of a vineyard which is part of a wine tour by Smooth Red

THE ENGLISH VINEYARD EXPERIENCE Stay two nights stay in a luxury lodge with panoramic views over the vines Take a walk through the English countryside and enjoy a guided tour of a local vineyard and winery with a tutored tasting…

Goodwood Aerodrome

If you’re looking for great flying experiences in Sussex, to learn to fly or to simply admire vintage aircraft, Goodwood Aerodrome is the place to go. Home to Goodwood Flying School and the Goodwood Aerodrome Café, you can while away the hours surrounded in all thing’s aviation.

Goodwood House

Goodwood House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home.

An image showing people foraging

Hello, I’m Fern! I’ve been foraging around sussex for over ten years, inspired by my dad, an avid mushroom forager and wonderful teacher. I make delicious seasonal foods, exciting botanical drinks and the occasional lotion or cream from foraged ingredients.…

Tinwood Estate

The Tinwood Estate’s vineyards are situated in the heart of West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs National Park. Since the first planting in 2007, Tinwood has quickly established a reputation for producing the very finest English sparkling…

West Dean College

Your creative retreat awaits. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is an internationally recognised art college with a strong craft ethos offering over 800 short courses, from beginner to advanced level and ranging from a day, a weekend or…