Looking forward to the cooler months, but lacking inspiration for Autumnal activities? The Bolney Vineyard in West Sussex provides the perfect answer.
Not a wine lover? No fear, Bolney also make their own showstopping gin, as well as stocking a range of local craft beers in their shop and bar, providing a tipple for every tastebud.
Situated at the foot of the picturesque South Downs & founded in 1972, The Bolney Vineyard is one of England’s oldest and most beautiful vineyards. Bolney Wine Estate make some of the finest English wines in the world: red, white and rosé, still and sparkling, all grown and hand-crafted at their Sussex vineyard.
The Estate is led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Sam Linter who is also supported by an industry-leading team of wine experts who handcraft their wines with love, passion, pride and attention to detail.
1. The Perfect Vineyard Tour Location
Looking for somewhere to pop in for a glass of something bubbly in a beautiful setting? Situated in the heart of West Sussex, The Bolney Vineyard is a stones throw from Gatwick, an hour from London by train and a ten-minute drive from nearby Haywards Heath train station, making it highly accessible for visitors. It’s stunning vista overlooks the picturesque South Downs meaning that when you are stood at the top of the vineyard, you get a stunning view over the very best of West Sussex. Offering a range of different tours to suit different requirements, a Vineyard tour round Bolney makes the perfect treat for you and a loved one or a great alternative gift! You can buy vouchers at the Bolney website, here.
2. Award-Winning British Wines
When you think of an award-winning wine you may not necessarily associate our British offerings with such accolades, but this third-generation vineyard has some pretty prestigious winnings to it’s name. In 2012, Bolney Wine Estate won UK Wine Producer of the Year in the International Wine and Spirit Competition. And most recently, they were presented with the accolade of Winery of the Year 2017 at the UK Wine Awards. Bolney covers the whole spectrum of UK wine growing by producing a premium red, white, rose and also their well known sparkling English wine.
3. Eighteen Acre Cafe and Vineyard Shop
Overlooking the beautiful Vineyard, The Eighteen Acre Cafe is the dreamiest location for a drink with a view. A broad menu with all of their best wines, (many by the glass) and a range of different beverages for everybody compliments their seasonally focused and locally sourced menu. Alongside the ideally situated cafe is the Vineyard Shop which stocks locally sourced goods, all of the Bolney Wines, and some fabulous gift ideas.