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Christmas with Bluebell Vineyard

Christmas with Bluebell Vineyard

Tis the season to be jolly (well nearly!) The wines are on ice and we are beginning to feel festive so let us take the stress out of your Christmas planning and join us for one of our seasonal vineyard tours or choose from our range of memorable gifts, wine and experiences; the perfect present for any wine lover.

Seasonal Vineyard Tours

Looking for an interesting and fun venue for your Christmas get together? Join us for a private group tour and tasting at the vineyard with the option to add a delicious three course lunch to your day.

Private Group Christmas Tour and Tasting, £20pp

Enjoy a glass of fizz and nibbles on arrival, followed by a fun and informative tour of the vineyard and winery including a preview tasting of the 2018 base wines still in tank and barrel from this harvest.

Finish your experience with a tutored tasting through four of our award-winning wines in our tasting room.

£20 per person, minimum of 6 people, maximum 30 people.

Christmas Tour and Tasting followed by a three course lunch at The Sloop Inn, Scaynes Hill, £50pp

Enjoy a glass of fizz and nibbles on arrival, followed by a fun and informative tour of the vineyard and winery including a preview tasting of the 2018 base wines still in tank and barrel from this harvest. Finish your experience with a tutored tasting through four of our award-winning wines in our tasting room.

Afterwards, head to the charming Sloop Inn at Scaynes Hill for a three course festive feast. Choose from a delicious menu of 5 starters, main courses and desserts. Drinks not included. Pre-booking required. Available from 3rd December to 21st December.

Group discounts for groups over 15 people are available. Contact Bluebell Vineyard on 01825 791 561 or by email at wineinfo@bluebellvineyard.co.uk to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Spring wine sale Saturday 26th may

Bluebell vineyard Spring wine sale 26th May

To celebrate the start of English Wine Week 2018 we are holding a Spring Wine Sale! Free tastings, 15% discounts off our sparkling wines (minimum 3 bottle purchase) and the chance to chat to the winemaking team. Join us between 10am and 2pm.

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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.

 

Food and Drink Festival

Bluebell vineyard Estates wine tasting at Chapel Barn food and Drink festival.

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/

Join us for a brie-liant afternoon on our new Wine and Cheese Tour!

Join us for a brie-liant afternoon on our new Wine and Cheese Tour!

Wine and cheese is a winning combination and no matter your taste preferences, you'd feta believe there's a combination to suit!  We've done the hard work in advance and partnered with the award-winning High Weald Dairy to identify some perfect English Sparkling wine and English cheese combinations. 

Join us for a fun and informative vineyard tour and winery visit to 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.

These monthly tours have limited availability and include:

·         A tour of our beautiful vineyard, where Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties are grown

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

·         Tutored pairing of four amazing sparkling wine and cheese combinations

·         A relaxed introduction on how to match different wines to cheeses

·         The chance to purchase the wine and cheeses paired on the day

Tours cost £27.50 per person take place at 2pm on:

9th September
7th October
4th November
9th December

If this sounds gouda to you then book your space today by emailing wineinfo@bluebellvineyard.co.uk or calling us on 01825 791 561.

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.

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.

Vineyard and woodland trail now open!

We are delighted to announce that our Vineyard and Woodland trail is now open!  

There are three self-guided trails to choose from, which take between 30 minutes and one hour.  All trails begin at the Tasting Room, where maps are provided.  The trails are marked with wooden sign posts throughout the routes and there are picnic benches along the trail so you can bring a picnic or take a mid-walk rest and enjoy the views!  Whatever the time of day or year, there's always something new to encounter.  

The trails are open Monday - Saturday 10am to 4pm throughout the year with no need to book. Children are welcome, along with dogs on leads.

For more information on the trails please contact us on 01825 791 561 or at wineinfo@bluebellvineyard.co.uk.