- Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Tours Available
- Venue Hire
- Vineyard Trail
- Winery on Site
- Seasonal opening
Open May to October, Tuesday to Friday 2-5pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm
- Booking required
- Vineyard Trail
- Cellar Door
- Help with Harvest
Postcode: RH20 2HH
Tel: 01798 815196
Nutbourne has relatively little in the way of visitor facilities, but is still a great place to visit. A charming mill makes a lovely tasting room, where you can just drop in during their generous opening hours and try the different wines. Just don’t expect a cup of tea (as passing walkers always seem to) or anything to eat.
Part of the new renaissance in English Wine, Nutbourne is a family run boutique wine producer making award winning Still and Sparkling wines in the heart of West Sussex. All wines are made from grapes grown on the estate and every part of the winemaking process takes place on site in the state of the art winery.
Vines were first planted at Nutbourne in 1980 by one of the early pioneers of wine grape growing in this country. Since 1991 it has been owned and managed by the Gladwin family during which time the vineyard has developed and expanded as English Wines have come of age.
The “Terroir” at Nutbourne is a unique and ideal wine growing environment – a warm microclimate protected by the South Downs, gentle south-facing slopes and the same fertile green sand soil as Champagne in France. There are 26 acres under vine.
The vineyards are tended throughout the year, each vine pruned by hand throughout the winter and then lovingly trained, trimmed and nurtured during the summer months. The landscape is also carefully looked after with areas preserved for the habitat of wild flowers, insects and wildlife to balance the cultivation.
7 different types of grape are grown: – The Riesling Style Bacchus, Huxelrebe, Reichensteiner and Schönburger, Pinot Noir for Red wines, Sparkling blends and Rosé, as well as both Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc.
If the weather is pleasant, a self-guided tour around the vineyard trail is a must.
Read our blog post on Nutbourne Vineyards