Wine Tours

Vineyard Open Days & 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. 

 

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Following the recent government guidelines and to best ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we have cancelled all upcoming Tours and Events until 2nd December 2020. We plan to resume again on Saturday 5th December with our Fireside Christmas Tasting.

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OPEN DAY DETAILS/FORMAT

On arrival you will be greeted by Kirsty Goring whose family owns the estate. She will introduce you to Wiston and will give a complimentary tutored tasting of two of our award-winning English Sparkling Wines.

Our Vineyard Manager, James McLean, has then curated a self-guided tour around our vineyard. As you stroll through the vines at your leisure, you will receive a unique insight into their growing year and why the Wiston vineyard is so suited for making award-winning wines.

Booking is essential and as per the current government guidance, we can welcome up to two households totalling 6 adults per booking slot, so that you will be able to enjoy your visit with your friends and family. Each booking slot will be private to your group so that Wiston can safely stagger arrivals throughout the day.

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.

 

PREVIOUS WINE TOUR BOOKINGS

For those of you who have already booked onto tours, 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 November. Simply type in code FREESHIPPING at the checkout.

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 winery@wistonestate.co.uk 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.

HAVE YOU RECEIVED A GIFT VOUCHER?

Simply book your tour by selecting a date from the calendar above and then add the voucher code when prompted at the checkout.