Bolney Wine Estate
Bolney Wine Estate
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located in the heart of rural West Sussex, yet less than an hour from Central London by train, lies one of England’s oldest vineyards – Bolney Wine Estate. We have been guided by nature since 1972 when the first vines were planted and we now make award-winning still and sparkling wines at our picturesque and welcoming estate. If you are looking for an exciting day out in the heart of the Sussex countryside, then look no further than our charming vineyard. Unlock some of the mysteries of English winemaking by taking one of our acclaimed tours, followed by a guided tasting of our estate-crafted wines and spirits. You can also stop by for coffee, cake, lunch or breakfast at our Eighteen Acre Café or reserve a table at our Eighteen Acre Restaurant, which overlooks our vines and champions locally-grown produce on its seasonally changing menu. We also have a vineyard shop onsite, which sells a collection of locally crafted items as well as all of your favourite Bolney wines, to enjoy
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  • Caroline C
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    West Sussex own vineyard. Highly recommend.
    Such kind and caring staff. Extremely knowledgeable. We left early but Tom went out of his way to make sure we had our own wine tasting with a flight of six different wines, we were also given some beautiful cheeses to try. My husband for the first time ever had goats cheese and the Brighton blue. My husband now loves these, again thank you Tom I’ve tried for years to get him to try blue cheese.
    Dear Caroline We are very glad to hear that your husband now enjoys blue cheese and thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us so much! Thank-you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you both again soon. Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 22 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 June 2023
  • j_tizzle87
    London, United Kingdom106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb winery and tour 🍾❤️
    Fabulous tour of the Bolney Wine Estate. We went all in with the vineyard tour plus lunch and it was well worth it. Our guide Ian had exceptional knowledge of the winery, it's operation, and the industry in general. Very forthcoming and looked after us well! We were lucky to be the only 2 on the tour. Took 3 bottles home with us after lunch. The Rosé and Classic Cuvee are outstanding! All the other staff were really friendly, and the view from the terrace over the vineyard just stunning. We'll be back one day!
    We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and our sparkling wines so much. I will pass on your feedback to the tours team :) Thank-you for taking the time to let us know and we very much look forward to welcoming you back! Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 5 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Neil C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect stopover
    Stopped off on way to Brighton from London. Very impressive service from Beth who made sure we sampled all the best wines. Not a full menu on Tuesdays but the sharing platters were tasty. Would recommend, especially on a Sunny Day.
    Dear Neil Thank-you for taking the time to review us, we're very pleased to hear that Beth looked after you so well and that you enjoyed our wines and your time with us. We hope to see you again! Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 17 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • lizben69
    London, United Kingdom34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous place for lunch
    What a great place on way to Brighton and we thought that a stop off to this place would be good for lunch. We where blown away the tasting wines where interesting and we played a little game between ourselves on what wine we liked best and we all choose the Chardonnay it was fantastic none of us usually drinks it.we took some home. And a big shout out to Beth she was so professional and knowledgeable about the estate. We will definitely go back and we have already been telling friends about it.
    We are absolutely delighted to read your review of your afternoon with us and very pleased that Beth looked after you so well! Thank-you for taking the time to let us know and we look forward to you and your friends visiting us again. Best wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 20 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Sophia H
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely lunch and drinks for my 30th
    My first time visiting after hearing great things. Myself my partner and our 3 year old son came for drinks and some food and we had a lovely enjoyable experience. We had the cheese board which was lovely with 2 wine flights which we enjoyed tasting. The staff were friendly welcoming and accommodating to our son, we sat outside to overlook the vineyard and even though it was raining it was still beautiful and we were covered by a large parasol. It is very child friendly yet still an adult experience. We will be returning 🥂
    Dear Sophia It is lovely to read your review of the time that you spent with us! Thank-you for taking the time to write a review, we're very glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you all back soon. Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Rosie B
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vineyard tour and wine tasting experience
    Fantastic tour of vineyard and winery followed by wine tasting and charcuterie and cheese pairings. All local produce. Excellent hosts John and Alex. Very knowledgeable. Love the newly opened cafe and shop on ground level. Dog friendly cafe. So lucky to live nearby and benefit from this destination.
    We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and time with us! Thank-you for your review and we hope to see you again soon :) Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 25 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • graham d
    Huntingdon, United Kingdom77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tasting and vineyard tour
    As a retirement present we attended the ulimate wine tasting and tour. Weather was brilliant however the visit and tour were exceptional the tour guide Carol and her team looked after us for the afternoon. Their knowledge of the estate and wine making second to none and the wines we tasted were good especially the sparkling red wine. Well worth a visit to a well run friendly vineyard and winery
    We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that Carol looked after you so well! Thank-you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts and to share your experience. We hope to see you again! Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • TheBurgers
    Brookmans Park, United Kingdom1,147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Tour
    What a lovely afternoon learning about and enjoying the wines of Bolney Estate. We booked the Ultimate Wine & Food tour and thought it was excellent. We arrived slightly early so the four of us enjoyed a bottle of the Bolney Rose Bubbles in the cosy cafe and then it was on to the main event. A glass of the cuvee was served whilst you learnt a little of the history of Bolney, then a tour of the vines and winery and finally a tasting of 5 further wines accompanied by a small meze dish (we all loved the Lynchgate Rose whilst the Cuvee Noir was ‘interesting’ but great to be able to try something different). Once the tasting is complete then it was time for a selection of cheeses and meats and you can order a bottle of whatever you enjoyed during the tasting (that one you pay extra for). Carol did a fantastic job of keeping us engaged and interested especially as the more the wine flowed the more animated we all became ! and Tao explained how wine is made during a wander through the vines and pitched it at exactly the right level whether this was your first ever wine tour or you are a seasoned professional - great job by both of them. I can’t recommend the tour enough and whilst it’s a bit of a trek for us I have no doubt we will be back. A wonderful afternoon.
    Thank-you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it and are very happy to hear that Carol and Tao looked after you so well. We hope to see you again! Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Jo F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Wine Tour
    The stunning location, perfect weather, delicious food and exceptional wines would have been enough to make it memorable, however Alex our tour guide, truly made the day exceptional. He struck the perfect balance between providing informative insights about the wines and the winemaking process and injecting humour into the tour. His jovial demeanour and friendly personality added to the relaxed ambiance of the day. Each wine was paired beautifully with local Sussex produce which really enhanced the experience. I would thoroughly recommend the Cheese and Wine tour, it’s the perfect gift idea for both wine connoisseurs and novices.
    We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us so much and I will pass your feedback onto Alex. Thank-you for taking the time to review us, it is greatly appreciated and we hope to welcome you here again! Best wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 16 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Ruth2e_007
    Worthing, United Kingdom54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to visit & learn
    Returned with a friend to celebrate her birthday after I had been taken a few months by another friend for mine. Although v early October we were blessed with a sunny day. All the fruit was nearly ready to harvest. When I visited in June fruit was just tiny pips on vine. We could see inside the business end in June but not in October. Guide was excellent. Amazing knowledge imparted to us and no hint of wine snobbery. Tasting foods paired with wines is excellent and platter for lunch v yummy. Shame the products sold on site aren’t as cheap as in Waitrose!
    Dear Ruth We're delighted to hear that you returned to visit us again and had such a lovely time! Thank-you for taking the time to review us and all of your feedback has been passed on to our management team. Best wishes from The Bolney Team
    Written 1 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 October 2023
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Janeypop9
Hickstead, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We went for a wine and cheese tasting tour on 26th May which was a birthday gift. The tour was great, really informative and we learned a lot. Our guides were Mark and Carol, and they were both lovely. We’ve been to Bolney a few times but never done a tour before, so this was a really good way to see it differently.
The wines were delicious, as was the tasting board of cheeses and accompaniments, all perfectly paired.
After a stop off in the shop to purchase some of the lovely wines we tasted, we went for lunch in the Eighteen Acre Restaurant. We shared a charcuterie board which was just divine! The little pickled onions in the salad were to die for! Can’t wait to come back again!
Written 27 May 2024
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Dear Jane It is wonderful to read about your visit with us and that Mark and Carol looked after you so well - we will share your feedback with them! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour and your lunch in the restaurant. Thank-you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we very much appreciate all feedback that we receive and look forward to welcoming you here again in the future, Best wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 31 May 2024
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Sara
West Sussex, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Excellent tour around the vineyard carol who took the tour was brilliant very informative and upbeat and fun. Plenty of wine tasting and scrumpy charcuterie board. The tour was around 3 hours which was perfect.
Written 27 May 2024
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Dear Sara Thank-you for taking the time to review your visit to us; we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us so much. We hope to welcome you here again in the future! Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 31 May 2024
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Teresa D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We booked a ultimate wine tasting tour. It was very informative and fun.
You got to taste six wine which had food pairing, we enjoyed most of the wines and were definitely very interested by the way different food changed the way you appreciate the flavours in the wine.
After which we had a sharing plater of cheese and ham.
My only complaint was the price of the glass of wine you were encouraged to buy with your plater. We were told to buy a bottle as it was cheaper then two glasses, no mention of the price which was £35.00 for the bottle. I think you should be up front with your price.
But we did have a wonderful afternoon.
Written 17 May 2024
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It is lovely to read about your visit with us, we appreciate your honest feedback and it will be passed on to our management team. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour. If you would like to discuss your comments about the wine prices further with us, please contact us at customerservice@bolneywineestate.com Best wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 31 May 2024
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Robert S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great tour, wine tasting and excellent tuition. Thanks to William and the team for a lovely afternoon. We were running late due to traffic but the team couldn’t have been more understanding, welcoming us on our eventual arrival.
Written 12 May 2024
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We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and visit with us and that William looked after you so well! Thank-you for taking the time to let us know and we very much hope to see you again. Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 21 May 2024
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SteeleDeb
West Sussex, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My husband and I dine regularly at both the Restaurant and Cafe. The food choices in both are excellent and presentation and quality is superb. I particularly love the variety of small plates in the restaurant and the ‘pick and mix’ deli platter option in the cafe. Sticky toffee pudding in the restaurant and red velvet cake in the cafe are truly delicious. The Bolney Pink Cuvee Rosé is a favourite as is the coffee they serve. A real standout is the people who work in both the restaurant and cafe. Bolney seems to have a knack of employing lovely people who are all very helpful and friendly. Thank you, in particular, to Katy in the cafe who always looks after us superbly and is excellent. To top it all the venue itself is stunning, both upstairs and downstairs, and is surrounded by fabulous views of the vineyards. We’ve frequented several of the vineyards in the vicinity and this is very much our favourite. We love it and highly recommend a visit.
Written 3 May 2024
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Thank-you for your review; we are delighted to read that you enjoy our small plates, cakes and drinks when you visit us! We hope to welcome you here again soon! Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 21 May 2024
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Livie S
89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great wine tasting tour, they paired the wine with cheese, wine and meat which was delicious and a great extra to the day. The food was lovely for lunch. The vines were not out yet so it didn’t look as magical as in the summer but still lovely to go.
Written 26 March 2024
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Dear Livie Thank-you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back. Best wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 4 April 2024
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Lizzy B
Horsham District, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I booked the Ultimate Food & Wine Tour for my friend’s birthday. We had such a lovely time. Ian the host was great, very knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine was delicious and it’s fascinating to match the wine to cheese, meat and even white chocolate! The lunch was a lovely spread of more cheese and meats. I was definitely a little tipsy by the end. Highly recommend this, perfect for friends, couples or large groups. I came home with a lovely selection of wine which I’m looking forward to drinking.
Written 25 March 2024
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Dear Lizzy It's lovely to read your review - thank-you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to us. We are very happy that you had a wonderful time celebrating your friends' birthday here! We hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 26 March 2024
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Woodyharrybower
London, UK43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Unfortunately, my most recent experience at Bolney Wine Estate fell short of expectations. Despite the picturesque setting and always promising menu, the service provided by the young staff in the Cafe left much to be desired. Their lack of attentiveness and professionalism detracted from the overall enjoyment of the visit. While the wine may have been satisfactory, the lacklustre service ultimately overshadowed any positive aspects of the experience.
Written 16 March 2024
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Dear Woody Thank-you for taking the time to give us your candid feedback, we are very sorry to hear that you were left feeling disappointed following your recent visit to our cafe. We want all of our customers to have a lovely time here. Please could you email details of your visit through to us at customerservice@bolneywineestate.com as well as when you visited us so that our hospitality manager can look into this? Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 21 March 2024
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CamBird
South East England, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A fantastic venue offering a choice of a new, informal cafe or their updated sit-down restaurant with views across the vineyard.

Both options have tasty, locally sourced menus, gorgeous decor and - importantly - welcoming, friendly and very professional staff.

We’ve never been disappointed after visiting Bolney and our most recent brunch was perfect.

Highly recommended.
Written 27 January 2024
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Thank-you for taking the time to review your visit to us; we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us so much. We hope to welcome you here again in the future! Best Wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 1 February 2024
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Gina J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience. We had a very insightful tour led by our tour guide, Ian, who is extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Learnt lots from him. The tasting was also brilliant, the wines taste amazing and the cheese pairings were very thought through. Went above and beyond to cater for my vegan dietary needs as well!
Written 13 January 2024
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It is lovely to read about your visit with us and Ian - we will share your feedback with him! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour. Thank-you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we very much appreciate all feedback that we receive and look forward to welcoming you here again in the future, Best wishes from The Bolney Team
Written 16 January 2024
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