Head out into the South Downs to discover our vineyards and enjoy a picnic lunch amongst the vines...
Vineyard Explorer Tour & Lunch
May 4 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for a guided walking tour of our beautiful vineyards hidden away in the South Downs, which incorporates a tasting of our award-winning English Sparkling wines and a picnic lunch in the vineyard. The tour will head out into the beautiful South Downs National Park with your guide talking through the local floral and fauna, as well as the vineyards which we will pass through. The route is 4.1 km in total (there and back) and does involve some short but steep hills.
When we reach our Findon Park Vineyard we will enjoy a tasting of a selection of Wiston wines which come from the vines which surround us, and follow this with a lunch of charcuterie and cheese platters, delicious Chalk-made focaccia and salads. Lunch will be alfresco in the vineyard if the weather allows or if it is inclement we can shelter in the vineyard barn.
After lunch we will walk back to the Cellar Door where we started, enjoying more beautiful views of the South Downs. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on this tour.
TOUR TERMS & CONDITIONS: Please wear footwear which is sensible for walking up and down chalky / muddy footpaths – please be aware there is one steep chalky footpath – trainers or walking shoes are advised. The tour begins and ends at the Wiston Cellar Door / Chalk car park – RH20 4BB. If the weather is very bad the tour will not run. We will aim to confirm this to the booking address with a minimum 24 hours notice and offer refunds or exchanges for the ticket value. Cancellations will be refunded up to 15 days before the tour runs. After this we cannot offer a refund. Please confirm any dietary requirements in your booking – we can cater to most dietary requirements. The tour ticket price includes: walking tour, tasting of four wines, a glass of still wine with your lunch, a buffet style lunch of cheese and charcuterie platters, homemade focaccia and salad. Please note only over 18s may take part in the tasting and the lunch wine. The tour is not suitable for small children or those with limited accessibility.
Really enjoyable wine tour and tasting as part of a few days in the area. Our guide was an excellent guide and really brought the whole process to life when explaining what Wiston do and how they produce their excellent wines. We sampled a number of different styles and got to understand what makes each unique. It also seems a real family affair and labour of love for all involved. I would highly recommend a visit if in the area, and tag on lunch/dinner in their delightful restaurant if possible. July 2022.
An absolutely fantastic tour! Our tour guide had so much passion and energy that really came through whilst talking to us all. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment! And the wines......... WOW..... We are officially blown away by them! July 2022.
Delicious lunch followed by fascinating tour of the winery and tasting. Our guide brought the whole story of Wiston alive and was so knowledgeable and entertaining. The tasting was the icing on the cake. A perfect way to spend a summer Saturday afternoon. July 2022.