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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.

 

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/

Spaces available for Saturday 22nd July tour at 2.30pm

We still have spaces for our Vineyard and Winery Tour at 2.30pm on Saturday 22nd July, and the vineyard is looking glorious!

A true 'grape to glass' experience, experience English winemaking in a fun and informative way. Email wineinfo@bluebellvineyard.co.uk or call us on 01825 791 561.

Beautiful setting & amazing wines to taste... Hoping to come back during grape picking season for another great experience!
— Bronagh Ames, Google Review, July 2017

Join us for a wine tasting at the Brighton Wine Fair on 2nd September!

The 4th Brighton Wine Fair will take place on Saturday 2nd Sept 2017 in the lovely Albert room at The Grand Brighton. This relaxed walk around annual wine fair is a great way to try wines from the best wine merchants in Brighton & Hove and many of the leading Sussex wine producers all under one roof.

Over 50 wines will be available to taste and buy including our Rose, Blanc de Blancs and Classic Cuvee!

Saturday, September 2 at 12:30 PM - 4 PM at the Grand Hotel in Brighton.  For more details visit Sussex Wine School.

Vineyard Tour & Tasting 2.30pm Saturday 22nd July

Join us for a true 'grape to glass' experience and an insight into grape growing and winemaking in England. Our tours are relaxed and fun and take you through the art and science behind winemaking before a tutored tasting of our award-winning current releases. 

Our tours include:
- A tour of our beautiful vineyard, where Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties are grown

- An explanation of the various vineyard activities that occur throughout the year

- A tour of our winery and an insight into the sparkling wine making process

- Tutored tasting of our award-winning current releases in our tasting room

The tours cost £16 per person and include a tasting of four of our award winning sparkling wines. Email wineinfo@bluebellvineyard or call 01825 791 561 for more information and to reserve your space.

Visit to the cork forests of Portugal

Assistant winemaker, Collette O'Leary was invited by cork manufacturers Amorim to visit the cork forests and factories in Portugal this week.  The trip offered a fascinating insight into the harvesting and production of cork.

Cork is harvested for two months a year, with the harvest still conducted by hand.  It's a very specialist job to harvest the cork without damaging the trees.  Each tree is then left for 9 years before it can be harvested again.  Only the very best grade cork goes into making corks for still and sparkling wines.  But nothing is wasted - the poorer quality cork is used for making shoes and sandals and even flooring!  

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Vineyard tour and tasting 12.30pm Saturday 15th July

Join us for a true 'grape to glass' experience and an insight into grape growing and winemaking in England. Our tours are relaxed and fun and take you through the art and science behind winemaking before a tutored tasting of our award-winning current releases. 

Our tours include:
- A tour of our beautiful vineyard, where Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties are grown

- An explanation of the various vineyard activities that occur throughout the year

- A tour of our winery and an insight into the sparkling wine making process

- Tutored tasting of our award-winning current releases in our tasting room

The tours cost £16 per person and include a tasting of four of our award winning sparkling wines. Email wineinfo@bluebellvineyard or call 01825 791 561 for more information and to reserve your space.