Vineyard & Winery | Ditchling, East Sussex, England.

Court Garden Vineyard & Winery Tours

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Court Garden Vineyard Tour and Sparkling Wine Tasting

Easing of Lockdown

We are now making plans to welcome visitors again.

We expect to be running tours by the middle of July.

Dates and arrangements will be announced shortly.

In the meantime stay well.

Enjoy a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Court Garden Vineyard and Winery and find out how this family-run, single-estate vineyard has been growing grapes and producing wine since 2005.

All the wines made at Court Garden are produced using traditional grape varieties grown on a beautiful south-facing slope in soil that is very similar to that of north-east France – the region most commonly associated with Champagne. Discover how the maritime climate of this part of Sussex influences the kinds of grape that can be grown, and the flavours they produce.

Our tours are an ideal introduction to wine growing in Sussex, and all feature:

  • a short welcome and introduction in the tasting room
  • a walk around the vineyard where we discuss the work that makes up the vineyard year
  • a visit to the winery to learn about wine-making
  • returning to the tasting room for a comparative tasting

We currently have three different tours:

Wine Tour A is our Vineyard and Sparkling Wine Tour which includes a thorough discussion of all the processes involved in wine-making plus a tasting of a range of Court Garden sparkling wine.

Wine Tour B includes a tasting of award-winning wines and cheese.

Wine Tour C culminates in our English Sparkling, Prosecco / Champagne taste-off.

Full tours are priced from £16 per person, with a tasting-only option at £10.

If you’d like to give a tour as a gift, undated gift-vouchers are available.