West Sussex

West Sussex Vineyards Trail

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Overview

West Sussex’s chalky Downs are home to a number of award winning vineyards. South facing slopes and plenty of sunshine make West Sussex an ideal combination that enables the county’s wineries to produce some delightful still and sparkling wines.

Follow the West Sussex Vineyard trail on a tour of the local winemakers.

Trotton Estates

The medal winning Trotton Estates vineyard was first planted in 2013 and expanded in 2015. The vineyard produces wine from the grapes of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, with still wine coming from the grapes of Bacchus and Pinot Gris.

Find out more about Trotton Estates - click here.

Stopham Vineyard

Planted in 2007 Stopham Vineyard is in a beautiful location in the South Downs. Producing white wines from the grapes of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois and Bacchus, the vineyard also makes sparking wine from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Mannings Heath Vineyard

Sitting in 50 acres of West Sussex countryside the Mannings Heath Vineyard specialises in the production of white wine. Take a golf buggy ride to tour the vineyard before returning to enjoy a tasting experience.

Find out more about Mannings Heath Vineyard - click here.

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Trotton Estates

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15.2 miles

Stopham Vineyard

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17.8 miles

Mannings Heath Vineyard

What to see and do…

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Picking Patch Sompting

Halewick Lane, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0NE

E-Bike Hire

West Sussex

Badgers Woods

Pickwell Lane, Bolney, Ansty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5RH

Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate

Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate, Hammerpond Road, Mannings Heath, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PG

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

LEONARDSLEE GARDENS, BRIGHTON ROAD, LOWER BEEDING, HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX, RH13 6PP

Sussex Escapes

Holme Farm, Winterpit Lane, Mannings Heath, West Sussex, RH13 6LZ

Trotton Estate Vineyards

Gatehouse Lane, Trotton, West Sussex, GU31 5DA

Stopham Vineyard

Stopham Vineyard, Stopham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1EE

Garden House Sussex

Garden House, Coates, Fittleworth, West Sussex, RH20 1ES

In The Meadow

1 Thatched Cottages, Kings Lane, Coldwaltham, West Sussex, RH20 1LE

The Limeburners

Newbridge Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex , RH14 9JA

Goweco

Nightingale Farm, Sincox Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 8PT

About the West Sussex Vineyards Trail Trail

Distance: 33 miles
Cities / Towns: 3
Number Of Businesses: 19

West Sussex vineyards enjoy an award winning reputation with Medals aplenty. Chalky soils and south facing slopes create the conditions for wine makers to produce delightful sparkling wines.

Enjoy the stunning scenery on offer as you follow The West Sussex Vineyard Trail – a number of vineyards offer a choice of private, guided and self guided tours as well as accommodation – so if you have enjoyed the tasting experience you can even stay overnight at some of the vineyards.

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Grape Expectations

The sunny climate and chalky soils of West Sussex create an ideal environment for growing vines and producing wines. The vineyards are exceptional and are proud winners of a number of Medals for both still and sparkling wines.

Tasting Experiences

Touring the vineyards of West Sussex is a great opportunity to learn about the wine making process before enjoying a relaxing tasting experience. Plenty of vineyards have shops – so there is an opportunity to take some wine home with you!

Savour Sussex

The West Vineyard Trail gives you the chance to enjoy some stunning scenery and to relax whilst learning about wine production. Some vineyards have accommodation, allowing you to extend your stay a little longer.

Also Nearby

Picking Patch Sompting

Halewick Lane, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0NE

E-Bike Hire

West Sussex

Badgers Woods

Pickwell Lane, Bolney, Ansty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5RH

Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate

Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate, Hammerpond Road, Mannings Heath, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PG

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

LEONARDSLEE GARDENS, BRIGHTON ROAD, LOWER BEEDING, HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX, RH13 6PP

Sussex Escapes

Holme Farm, Winterpit Lane, Mannings Heath, West Sussex, RH13 6LZ

Trotton Estate Vineyards

Gatehouse Lane, Trotton, West Sussex, GU31 5DA

Stopham Vineyard

Stopham Vineyard, Stopham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1EE