- Children Welcome
- Online Shop
- Tours Available
- Winery on Site
- Seasonal opening
Tours usually run on Saturday mornings
- Booking required
- No Self-Guided Tour
- Cellar Door
Postcode: RH20 1EE
Tel: 01798 865666
Stopham Vineyard and Winery is located on the Stopham Estate in the South Downs National Park, near Pulborough
About the Winemakers
Simon Woodhead planted Stopham vineyard in 2007 with the aim of making the best English still white wines. This is no easy task, given the rising quality of English and Welsh wines. Better viticultural practices, improved winemaking techniques and technology, international training and increasing temperatures are all contributing to these quality improvements.
Simon was joined by Tom Bartlett in 2010 just in time for the first vintage. Both Simon and Tom studied at Plumpton College in East Sussex, where they became passionate about English wine and developed the belief that we can produce something special from our land.
About the Tours
Tours usually run on Saturday mornings and there is often an open day in September, combined with other events in the village.
On the tours, you will have the opportunity to learn how they grow and nurture the vines to give the best grapes. You will gain an understanding of how the weather can impact yield, and the importance of the soil and the environment to the wine.
You will be guided through the winemaking process, learning about the modern, innovative methods and state-of-the-art equipment used in production of quality English wine. The winemaker then talks you through a wine tasting of all the wines.
Stopham is very much a working vineyard, but give them a shout in advance and you’re welcome to pop by the winery and collect a case or two.
If you leave the A283 coming from Petworth, you will come to an intersection where you should keep right. Then keep left going round the church. The winery is the first left into the farm courtyard.
If you come off the A283 coming from Pulborough, take the first fork to the right. Go round the church and the winery is the first left into a farm courtyard.