Situated at the foot of the South Downs, just outside the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint, Albourne Estate is in an idyllic position. Using only their own sustainably grown grapes they produce small quantities of award-winning still and sparkling English wine.
As a relative newcomer, only established in 2010 by a husband and wife team, Albourne Estate has rapidly become known as an innovative and quality-led English wine producer. Having established a vineyard, winery and glorious new Tasting Room, this award-winning Estate is well worth a visit.
Visit the modern and well-equipped Tasting Room from April onwards. With its large balcony, visitors can relax and enjoy a wine flight with accompanying Sussex cheese board or local charcuterie, all whilst soaking up the views towards the nearby South Downs.
Enjoy a gentle stroll through the vines following the informative self-guided Vineyard Trail.
Book a picnic made from locally-sourced Sussex delicacies to enjoy amongst the vines or find a spot next to the tranquil lake.
Visit and meet Bonnie the dog, the ever popular Customer Relations Manager!
When to visit
Albourne Estate is open from 11am – 6pm every Saturday and Sunday from April until October for walk-in wine tastings, small group tours and wine sales.
From May to the beginning of September, the estate is open from 4pm – 9pm for Friday Night Supper Club, when local food vendors will supply tasty meals to accompany the wine and views.
Also open on select weekends in December for Christmas shopping.
For more information please visit the website.
Albourne Estate recommends
- Brighton or the South Downs Way for hiking or cycling
- Jack and Jill Windmills
- Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft
For those wishing to stay locally, a range of accommodation nearby is listed on Albourne’s website. Recommended places to eat nearby include: The Ginger Fox, The Royal Oak in Wineham and The Fig Tree in Hurstpierpoint.