Christmas wine sale Saturday 2nd December!

Don't forget our Christmas wine sale this Saturday, 2nd December! 

We are offering 25% discounts off Christmas wines and free wine tastings to help you choose your Christmas tipple.

We will also have gift vouchers for tours & tastings and gift experiences available to purchase, free wine and food tastings and our new Christmas Sussex Food Hampers available to order for collection before Christmas.

So join us 10am - 4pm this Saturday for some fun and fizz.

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Introducing our Christmas Wine Lover's Hamper!

Introducing our Christmas Wine Lover's Hamper!

Take the stress out of Christmas shopping with one of our wine lover's hampers.

The hamper includes:

- Our sparkling trio which includes a bottle of our award-winning Blanc de Blancs 2014, Classic Cuvee 2014 and Rose 2013

- A tour and tasting for two at Bluebell Vineyard, with a tutored tasting through four sparkling wines

- A pack of six handcrafted luxury truffles

- A Bluebell Vineyard branded sparkling wine stopper to keep your fizz fresh (if there's any left!)

All neatly packaged in a stylish hamper for £125.  Collection from the vineyard only.

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Introducing our Festive Sussex Food Hampers!

We are delighted to announce our Festive Sussex Food Hampers, which will be launched at our Christmas Wine Sale on 2nd December, with free tastings available!

We have partnered with some of the most amazing Sussex producers 360 Degree Brewing Company LtdDeerview - Fine Sussex FoodsNoble and Stace ChocolatiersHigh Weald Dairy and Horsham Regency Gingerbread to create a luxury festive food hamper, the perfect gift for any food lover.

Full of Christmas essentials including a bottle of our award-winning fizz, ale, cheese, crackers, chutneys and chocolates, the hampers will be available to order at our Christmas Wine sale on 2nd December.

Pop in to the vineyard between 10am and 4pm next Saturday to sample some of the best produce Sussex has to offer and to place your order!

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Gift experience with Bluebell Steam Railway

All aboard! We've teamed up with our friends at Bluebell Railway to offer a truly special package - A vineyard tour and tasting at Bluebell Vineyard, followed by Ploughman's lunch and train trip aboard the historic Bluebell Steam Railway, departing from Sheffield Park Station.

This is the perfect present for any steam and wine lover and it's only £35 per person!

This is available to buy as a gift voucher via our website and must be booked in advance. Vouchers can be redeemed until 23rd December 2018.

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Wine Guild winter banquet at The Vintners hall

Wine Guild winter banquet at The Vintners hall

We were honoured and delighted to be asked to supply our wine for the annual Wine Guilds Winter banquet and ceremony at the Vintners Hall in London. Our Late disgorged blanc de blancs 2008 was served as the reception drink before the ceremony. We were then invited to be a part of ceremony before Dinner. We enjoyed a delicious four course meal all paired with beautiful wines perfectly matched by Kathleen Burk. A truly wonderful evening. 

 

 

 

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Bluebell Vineyard on BBC South East Today!

Bluebell Vineyard on BBC South East Today! We were delighted to take part in a TV news piece about the growth of the English wine industry and the quality wines being produced. Coverage starts at 16 mins 20 seconds and runs till 18 mins 56 seconds and features Bluebell's Joyce TayCollette O'Leary and Kevin Sutherland and English Wine Producers. It may only be available to view today so check it out soon!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/south-east-today-evening-news-30102…

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Christmas wine sale, 2nd December

Come jingle and mingle at the Bluebell Vineyard Christmas Wine sale on 2nd December!

Join us for some festive fizz, fabulous wine discounts and Christmas gift ideas. We will be open 10am - 4pm for free tastings, bottle purchases and gift vouchers, so whether you are stocking up with wines for the festive period or looking for a special Christmas gift we have something to suit.

Visit www.bluebellvineyard.co.uk for more information.

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A few days in the life of Bluebell Vineyard

A few days in the life of Bluebell Vineyard - dinner at the wonderful Drakes of Brighton washed down with a glass of our delicious Rosé, followed by the Pumpkin Festival at Townings Farm & Shop and a fundraising day for the Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre at Plumpton Races yesterday with a Tour & Tasting and lunch for 10 donated by Bluebell Vineyard and Strong Flavours @strongflavours. #itsatoughlife

Focus on Bluebell Vineyard by Viva Lewes

We were delighted to be asked by Viva Lewes to take part in a pre-harvest focus on Sussex winemakers in their natural habitat http://www.vivabrighton.com/viva-lewes.

Photographer Emma Croman captured the feel of the Estate and winemaker, Kevin Sutherland, perfectly - thank you @emzyducks! See all the photos taken at www.emmacroman.com

A busy weekend at the Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival!

Bluebell Vineyard Estates took part in the very first Sussex Gin & Fizz festival in Lewes on Saturday.  Held at Southover Gardens, it was a sell-out event that celebrated the very best of Sussex produce. 

We added some sparkle to the event by offering tastings of our Seyval Blanc, Rose, Classic Cuvee and Blanc de Blancs and chocolatier makers Noble and Stace offered truffles filled with our sparkling wines.

 

Bluebell Vineyard hosts Deutsche Bank in-house hospitality team

We had a wonderful day on Saturday 30th September when we hosted the Deutsche Bank in-house hospitality team and Ellis Wines. Harvest is underway so we were able to see the pressed grapes and try some fermenting wines from tank. The sun even shone!

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Hindleap listed at Butlers Wine Cellar, Brighton

We are delighted to announce that we now stocked at Butlers Wine Cellar in Brighton!

Butlers is Brighton’s oldest independent wine retailer with shops in Queen's Park Road and Kemp Town.

Among others, they have got our limited release Winemaker's Classic Blend 2010 and Barrel Aged Blanc de Blancs 2013. Two very special wines in excellent hands with the Butlers Team - cheers!

Go here: https://www.butlers-winecellar.co.uk/ 

 

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Sussex Gin & Fizz Festival 30th September!

What is better than an afternoon of sparking wine? An afternoon of sparkling wine and gin of course!

Join us on 30th September at the new one day Sussex Gin & Fizz festival in Lewes, part of Lewes OctoberFeast festival.

Sample local fizz and gins and enjoy local artisan food stalls and see the best of what Sussex can offer in the glorious walled gardens at Southover Grange in Lewes.

Full details at: https://www.sussexginandfizzfestival.com/

Upcoming tours and tastings

Its been a busy summer so far with lots of tours and events. Its now even easier to book your tours with our new booking system.http://www.bluebellvineyard.org/book-a-tour/ 

We also have our new exciting Cheese and Wine matching tours available to book. Visit the vineyard and winery and learn how English Sparkling Wine is made, before a tutored tasting of our ‘Hindleap’ sparkling wines matched to High Weald Dairy cheeses including the iconic Brighton Blue. This is a truly fabulous tour and perfect for cheese and wine lovers. We also have Gift vouchers available if you would like to book our tours as a gift. 

 

 

 

 

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Cheese and wine paring tour

Cheese and wine paring tour

Emile Faurie Foundation Garden Party

We are delighted to have hosted the Charity fundraising event for the Emile Faurie Foundation last night at the vineyard. The evening started with a welcome glass of our sparkling wine overlooking the vineyard whilst listening to 1920s music. Then into the marquee for a delicious meal and Charity Auction. The evening ended with everyone up on the dance floor, a fabulous time was had by all.

 

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Bluebell Vineyard on BBC Sussex Radio

On Monday 14th August we hosted BBC Sussex breakfast show presenter Dominic Busby for a visit to "Glorious, Glorious Bluebell Vineyard". Dom looked around the vineyard and winery before a tasting through our delicious award-winning wines.

It was a beautiful day, with the sun shining and the vines looking splendid.

Listen in at 42:14, 1hr 25:04 and 2hr 52:17

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bb64s#play

Classic Cuvee 2014: It smells of summer, and parties with friends and good times...it is magnificent and you can tell there is a lot of love put into it.
— Dominic Busby, BBC Sussex