English Wine Week

Special events and more at Sussex vineyards.

Held annually in June, English Wine Week celebrates all that is great and good about English wine (and trust us, there’s a lot). Across the UK, our homegrown industry is spotlighted by supermarkets, wine merchants, hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. But of course the real action takes place in the wineries, and the vineyards of Sussex typically mark the week with a range of special events, including offers, tours, tastings and more.

When is English Wine Week 2024?

English Wine Week takes place annually in June – a key time for the vineyards when buds turn into flowers and grapes begin to form. This year’s English Wine Week is from 15th-23rd June. During this week, the vineyards of Sussex fling open their doors for a range of events in celebration of English wine, while hotels, restaurants, wine bars and wine merchants typically offer special deals, collaborations and English wine pop-ups.

English Wine Week events in Sussex 

Celebrate English Wine Week 2024 at the following events in Sussex.

Rathfinny Estate

Join a special food and wine pairing tour at the spectacular Rathfinny Wine Estate. For English Wine Week, Rathfinny invites you to explore the vineyards and the winery, before tasting through alll four of their Sussex sparkling wines, paired with local Sussex produce. Book your place via Rathfinny’s website.

Bolney Wine Estate 

Dine in the vines in a stunning geo-dome at the beautiful Bolney Wine Estate for a truly immersive dining experience in celebration of English Wine Week. Places are limited, so head to Bolney’s website to book.

Wiston Estate

This year’s Midsummer Merriment at Wiston Estate may be sold, but there’s plenty of merriment still to be had throughout English Wine Week with free counter tastings (normally £10) at the cellar door. Cheers!

Port Hotel

To celebrate English Wine Week, Port Hotel in Eastbourne has partnered with English wine producers Folc. To mark the new partnership, Folc will be serving their delicious, award-winning rosé from their mobile bar on the Port deck on the 23rd and 24th June.  

Stopham Estate

This idyllic wine estate in rolling West Susssex countryside is open for English Wine Week tours with the winemaker on Saturday 24th June. Bookings are via the website.


Celebrate English wine week at Tillingham with a tour of the Tillingham winery and vineyard, and a taste-through of four wines. Find out more and book via the website.

Tinwood Estate

This chic West Sussex wine estate is celebrating the double whammy of English Wine Week and Father’s Day on the 18th June, with an afternoon of delicious dishes and sparkling wine. There are two tours, at 12pm and 3pm. Visit the website for more details and to book.




Out of 50 different species of bee recorded in Sussex, bumblebees are some of the most familiar. They all do a useful job in pollinating orchards and farmland crops. Although grape vines are self-pollinating the bees work the surrounding landscape to the benefit of the vineyards.



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