Visit a Sussex Vineyard for a tour and tasting
The UK wine industry now produces many international awards. There are over 400 vineyards in England and Wales. They cover some 3,500 acres and producing sparkling and still wines. There are some rather lovely vineyard tours & tastings in Sussex & Surrey which make great gifts for wine lovers or anyone who enjoys a tipple.
You can visit the websites of vineyards in Sussex & Surrey to see what's on and what they have to offer, such as Bolney Wine Estate and Denbies (which featured on The Apprentice in one of the tasks), There's also Breaky Bottom near Lewes, Ridgeview Wine Estate on Ditchling Common, Stopham Vineyard near Pulborough, West Sussex and Seddlescombe Organic Vineyard in East Sussex. Highdown Vineyard sits on the southern slopes of the South Downs between Littlehampton and Worthing.
English Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Lunch for Two
Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for Two at Bolney Wine Estate
Sparkling Afternoon Tea, Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for Two at Bolney Wine Estate
Vineyard Tour, Cream Tea, Wine Tasting for Two at Carr Taylor Vineyard
Winemaker Vineyard Tour for Two at Stopham Estate, West Sussex
|Sussex Vineyards and Cheese Coach Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting from Brighton for one |
This wine and cheese tour begins with a coach trip from Brighton to High Weald Dairy Farm. Explore the cheese factory and store to find out how their cheeses are made. Sit down to a ploughman's lunch of fresh local seafood, meats, salads, cheeses, breads and chutneys at a local pub, then go to a local vineyward for a winery and vineyard tour led by the winemaker. Sample at least four of their award-winning wines. Finish at Sussex's highest viewpoint for panoramic views that take in the sea below. Buy this gift from Red Letter Days
On any purchase, watch the expiry date. Many companies selling vouchers & gift experiences won't extend their expiry date - either that or you pay a hefty fee for doing so if they allow it - and I'd hate for you or your loved one to be disappointed and miss out on all that lovely wine!
Buy English Wine and Support English Heritage
And if you want to support our national historic treasures and enjoy English wines, visit the English Heritage Online Shop. They have a range of alcoholic drinks based on old English recipes. These include a range of fruit wines, traditional meads and liqueurs made for them by the award-winning Lyme Bay Winery. Plus there are sparkling wines, gin, punch and port, all made in England. Click here to go shopping!