Brighton Wine Week - 5th to 15th April

We are really looking forward to taking part in Brighton Wine Week which kicked off yesterday! There's loads going on over the next 10 days so check out Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival for information on wine dinners, free tastings and events.

For a taste of Bluebell Vineyard and our delicious wines join us at the events below:

Drop into Merkaba My Brighton for a glass of our Hindleap Classic Cuvee which is being featured as one of the wines of the week. Only £7 a glass, this wine will tickle your taste buds!

Sussex Tasting Tour at the wonderful Isaac At on Tuesday 10th. All dishes will showcase the best of the south coast on a plate, matched to wonderful Sussex wines including our Hindleap Blanc de Blancs. We've had a sneak peak at the menu and it looks incredible!

Brighton Wine & Gin festival on 15th April at Merkaba. We will be offering wine tastings of our full range so come and meet the team and learn about our Hindleap wines. The perfect way to toast the close of Brighton Wine Week 2018!

Easter opening hours

We are open on Good Friday 30th March and Saturday 31st March 10am to 4pm. We have our regular vineyard and winery tour at 11am on Good Friday and we have our Easter Chocolate & Fizz tour at 2.30pm on Saturday. We will also be open for drop in tastings both days. 

We will be closed Easter Sunday and Easter Monday (and probably enjoying a glass of Hindleap!) and will re-open Tuesday 2nd April.

Introducing our new vintage sparkling Rosé - the Hindleap 2014 Rosé.

Introducing our new vintage sparkling Rosé - the Hindleap 2014 Rosé.

We are pleased as punch with this new vintage; the 2014 growing season was almost perfect and delivered fruit with great concentration of flavours. Made from 53% Pinot Noir and 47% Pinot Meunier, this Rosé is full of strawberry and cream aromas, with a delicate raspberry and cranberry crunch. It's going to make perfect summer drinking!

The Rosé is available for tasting at our cellar door and is available through our stockists including South Downs Cellars and tengreenbottles.

Launch of Sussex Wineries

We were delighted to attend the launch of Sussex Wineries last night! Sussex Wineries is a collaboration of inspiring Sussex wine estates who have come together to promote Sussex wines, our tasting rooms and wine tourism in Sussex.

Members include Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Ridgeview WineBolney Wine EstateAlbourne EstateWiston Estate WineryStopham VineyardRathfinny EstateOxney Organic Estate.

Thanks to the wonderful Murmur Restaurant in Brighton for hosting us and for providing delicious canapes.

We have lots of exciting plans including the inaugural Sussex Wine Weekend which will take place 15th – 17th June 2018! Check out our website www.sussexwineries.co.uk and follow us on twitter @sussexwineries for more details. Cheers!

Easter Fizz & Chocolate Tour Saturday 31st March at 2.30pm

Join us for our Easter Fizz and Chocolate Tour! All the best bits of our normal vineyard & winery tour, but with chocolate tasting thrown into the mix!

We've paired our delicious fizz with a range of luxury chocolates. During the tasting you'll get the chance to assess the perfect wine match for white, milk and dark chocolate and determine your favourites.

The afternoon will start with an introduction to Bluebell Vineyard and a discussion about grape growing in England, followed by a trip to the winery and an explanation of sparkling wine production and the magic of the bubbles! We will finish with a tasting of our award-winning Hindleap sparkling wines matched to different chocolates.

Saturday 31st March, 2.30pm. Tours are £22.50 per person and must be booked in advance via our website: http://www.bluebellvineyard.org/toursandtastings/

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