Visits & Tours

“Nutbourne is a perfect place to visit on a summer’s day.”

We welcome visitors to the vineyard and cellar door,
offering a vineyard trail, guided tours and picnics.

Vineyard Voucher Day Tour

Vineyard Trail

Open – Monday to Saturday – Free of charge

Follow our self-guided trail around the vines to discover how we grow grapes and explore special little spots throughout the vineyard. Look out for the vine quiz on our information signs, bio-diverse wild strips promoting insect and bird life and an ancient oak sculpture in pride of place amongst the vines – you might also spot our family of alpacas or breeding wild fowl along the way. The Windmill, Viewing Platform and Wine Lodge are great locations to enjoy views of the South Downs. Our veranda Cellar Door is open to buy wine by the glass or bottles to take home.

Windmill in the sunshine with bikes

Scheduled Tours

Available to Book Now – £25 per person

This Summer we will again be hosting our hugely popular guided Vineyard Tours and Tastings, led by either Peter, the vineyard co-owner or Robin, our Cellar Manager.
They will share their extensive knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

We begin by gathering around the historic windmill for tea, coffee and Bridget’s home-made cakes, with stunning views of the South Downs. You will then be taken on a beautiful, informative walk through the vines, wild flowers and down to the lakeside to meet the alpacas, with stops along the way for anecdotes, chat and photographs.

We return to the winery for a refreshing glass of something delicious, where each step of the wine making process will be explained. Finally we move to the wine lodge amongst the vines for a tutored tasting and discussion on a range of Nutbourne’s award-winning sparkling and still wines.

The tour and tasting will last approximately 2 hours but you are welcome to stay afterwards to enjoy more wine and relax.

Saturdays 11am for 11:30am start
May 7th, 21st, June 11th, 25th, July 2nd, 23rd, August 6th, 20th, September 3rd, 10th, 17th

Saturdays 2pm for 2:30pm start
May 14th, 28th, June 18th, July 16th, 30th, August 13th, 27th

Fridays 5pm for 5:30pm start
July 8th, August 19th, September 9th

Thursday 5pm for 5:30pm start
August 25th

Previous visitors have said:

“We have visited vineyards all over the world but this was the most informative and the most fun.”

“From start to finish this was a wonderful vineyard experience. A beautiful location and fantastic hospitality.”

“You plainly love what you do and your enthusiasm is infectious.”

“It’s such a glorious setting… why would you go anywhere else?”

Did you know you can treat someone special to a voucher for a tour and tasting at Nutbourne? Available now from our online shop →

Please email or call 01798 815196 if you have a voucher for a tour and tasting that you would like to redeem.

Arrive at 11am for the 11:30am tours, 2pm for the 2:30pm tours and 5pm for the 5:30pm tours. Bring suitable footwear and warm clothes or waterproofs for if the weather is not good.

Nutbourne Vineyard Picnic with Wine

Picnic in the Vines

Available Tuesday to Saturday – £25 for 2 people

From our cellar door, we offer our popular picnic boxes packed with delicious dishes and seasonal Sussex produce from our family farm and kitchens. Explore the vineyard and feast amongst the vines at one of our idyllic picnic spots throughout the estate.

There are two picnic options this year:

The Carnivore Menu

Amberley Beef, Leek and Hazelnut Pasty
Honey, Mustard Seed & Rosemary Glazed Pork Sausages
Smoked Mackerel & Dill Pate
Broad Bean & Basil Hummus
Nutbourne Salads with Heritage Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Radishes
Wild Garlic Focaccia
Double Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie
Fresh Fruits

The Vegetarian Menu

Butternut, Leek and Hazelnut Pasty
Cheddar & Nigella Seed Straws
Wild Mushroom & Coriander Paté
Broad Bean & Basil Hummus
Nutbourne Salads with Heritage Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Radishes
Wild Garlic Focaccia
Double Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie
Fresh Fruits

Picnics must be pre-ordered online.
Why not book to have one before or after your vineyard tour?

Did you know you can treat your nearest and dearest to a picnic at Nutbourne in 2022?
Our vouchers make the perfect gift. Available now from our online shop →

Dining in the wine lodge

Private Tours and Events

Please enquire – From May 2022 onwards

Group Tours have a minimum charge based on up to 12 guests.
We begin with tea, coffee and home-made cakes. You will have a dedicated tour guide showing you around, including a walk through the vines and around the lakes to meet our alpacas and then a detailed introduction to the secrets of winemaking. The tours include a tutored tasting of our award-winning Sparkling and Still wines, either in the Wine Lodge or in the winery itself.

Picnics and luncheons can also be arranged for private groups.
Please email us for more details.

Opening Hours

Our Cellar Door is open from Monday to Saturday, offering tastings, Guided Tours and Picnics. You are most welcome to drop in to follow our Vineyard Trail and buy wine and farm meats.

Please call us on 01798 815196 or email us on for any enquiries. 

Month Day Time
From Easter – September Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
October Monday – Saturday 11am – 4pm
November – December Monday – Saturday 11am – 3pm

Tour Availability

For any other date or time please call the vineyard for availability.

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