Vineyard & Winery | Ditchling, East Sussex, England.

Court Garden Vineyard & Winery Tours

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Court Garden Vineyard Tour and Sparkling Wine Tasting

A pleasure postponed.

We must postpone the standard vineyard tours planned for November, fingers crossed for December.

On Saturday mornings during lock-down, we are offering self-guided tours between 10:00 and 12:00am, for visitors to enjoy a little stroll amongst the vines, at £6 per person, with wines by the bottle available from the shop at a discount. Tickets available below.

If you have booked a tour in November your ticket is still valid, can be used at a later date.

The Wine Shop will also be open on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm

Self-Guided Tours

Saturdays, during lock-down, between 10:00 and 12:00 am.

If you have already booked for any of these dates, your tickets are still valid, and the balance of the value of your ticket can be used against purchases in the shop; please call 01273 844 479 to let us know. Otherwise, we will issue a voucher to enable you to come at a later date.

Guided Tours

(Guided tours will resume when government restrictions are lifted.)

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.

Tours are led by experienced wine growers and wine makers, usually a member of the family. Tour guests are encouraged to ask questions, so each tour becomes a discussion rather than following a set routine, but will include:

  • 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. Warning: we talk a lot about the weather!
  • a visit to the winery to learn about wine-making
  • returning to the tasting room for a comparative tasting

We currently have three different guided tours, and a self-guided tour:

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 £12.

Simply click or tap, in the calendar below, on the tour of your choice to go to the tour’s booking page, where you can select the date and type of tour (full tour or tasting-only). For Self-Guided Tours, simply use the booking section above.

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