Petworth, along with much of West Sussex is blessed with perfect conditions for growing vines, thanks to the chalky soil and elevated slopes of the rolling hills plus its location in one of the UK’s sunniest spots. You can explore the vineyards on a tour, where you’ll also be able to taste the sparkling wines which are making such a name for themselves and winning over the critics, helping to establish West Sussex as the English wine capital.

An image showing the vines at Upperton Vineyard, West Sussex

Upperton Vineyards is a family owned vineyard nestled in the heart of Sussex. Producing English Sparkling wine and “Defining Great English Sparkling Wine”. Established in 2005, Andy Rogers began Upperton Vineyards with 800 trial vines. These vines were comprised of three…