Sussex Wine Tours
The beautiful 6,000 acre Wiston Estate of West Sussex has been farmed by the Goring family since 1743.
It is here, nestled right in the heart of England’s rolling South Downs, where one can find the estate’s original 16 acre chalk vineyard with its stunning Wine Barn.
Our Wine Tours are offered by appointment from March to October annually. Looking forward to 2021, we plan to release our new dates for the upcoming season in early January once we have more clarity on the government’s expectations for COVID-19 guidelines for the new year.
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WISTON WINE TOURS
£20 per person
On arrival you will be greeted by Kirsty Goring, whose family owns Wiston Estate. She will then welcome you into our Wine Barn overlooking the vines for fresh coffee and biscuits. This is followed by an informative walk through the vineyard led by Kirsty, receiving a unique insight into the growing year and why the Wiston vineyard is so suited for making award-winning wines. The tour concludes back at the Wine Barn with a tutored tasting of 4 of our English Sparkling wines.
If it is a lovely sunny day (which we hope it will be!) you are extremely welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy at the foot of the vines after your tour. All that we ask is that you take all rubbish with you to dispose of at home. Wiston Estate is also within the South Downs National Park and there are many beautiful country walks. Kirsty would be very happy to advise you of routes if you would like to explore.
FOOD & WINE PAIRING TOURS
£45 per person
On arrival you will be greeted with a glass of our Wiston Brut NV to enjoy as Kirsty Goring leads you through an informative walk of the Wiston vineyard. You will then return to our Wine Barn overlooking the vines for a tutored tasting of 5 of our award-winning English Sparkling wines. Each wine will be paired with canapés made from delicious local produce. Please note that you will not need a meal following this tasting.
WINE PAIRING DINNERS
£90 per person
Celebrate the season with our Wine Pairing Dinners. The evening will begin with an informative walk through our vineyard, glass of Wiston Brut NV in hand. As the sun then begins to set over the South Downs, we will return to our Wine Barn for a delicious 5-course dinner. Each dish will be carefully curated using produce sourced from Wiston Estate and paired with 5 of Wiston’s award-winning English Sparkling Wines.
PREVIOUS WINE TOUR BOOKINGS
For those of you who booked onto tours in 2020, which had to be cancelled as a result of COVID-19, we have tried to be in contact with you and we will of course be more than happy to re-arrange for a later date.
In the meantime, for those of you who would like some English Sparkling Wine to see you through these next few months we are offering free delivery on all orders over £50 until the end of December. Simply type in code FREESHIPPING at the checkout.
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ADDITIONAL BOOKING INFORMATION
- Free Customer Parking
- Location: we're only 23km from Horsham, 15km from Worthing, 30km from Brighton, 43km from Gatwick and 90km from Central London
- Our tours begin at our original vineyard (NOT the winery), which is not on Google Maps or other Satellite Navigations. Upon confirmation of booking a tour, you will be emailed directions to our vineyard which will take you to the correct starting point. Please use these instead of a Sat Nav to join us, as the Sat Nav will take you to the wrong place!
- Due to our Alcohol Licence and Health & Safety, we are afraid that we are unable to accept any children under the age of 18 on our tours.
- Please note that tour tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a tour, we can postpone your booking on one occasion if we are notified within a minimum of one weeks’ notice. Wiston Estate reserves the right to postpone tours as required.
PRIVATE TOURS & GROUP BOOKINGS
Private Tours & Group Bookings are welcomed subject to availability. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1903 877845 for more information.
A TOUR AS A GIFT?
We also offer Tour Gift Vouchers, which are available to purchase here. Each voucher is £20 and is redeemable against any of our tours, subject to availability. After purchase, your voucher will be emailed to you for sending onward to the recipient.
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Simply book your tour by selecting a date from the calendar above and then add the voucher code when prompted at the checkout.