Visits & Tours

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

We welcome visitors to the vineyard and cellar door all year round.
In Winter you can wander through the vines along our vineyard trail, take in the views from the windmill balcony and pick up a bottle or two to take away.

From Easter to Harvest in September, we offer wine by the glass, cheese platters, picnics, guided tours and events.

You can now purchase a gift voucher for the 2024 season

Vineyard Trail

Currently Open – Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm – 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. 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 to take home.

In Winter we suggest you bring suitable footwear as it is muddy in the vines.

Vineyard Platters

Book Now – Monday to Saturday, April to October – Platter for Two £18

Prebook a delicious platter of artisan cheese and savouries to complement our wines. After a tour or a wander through the vines, sip and graze on our platform with breathtaking views of the South Downs.

Each platter is presented on a handmade wooden cheeseboard. Choose from:

The Baron’s Cheeseboard
Whole Baron Bigod English Brie
The Vineyard Polytunnel Chutney
Cracked Black Pepper Biscuits
Nutbourne Tomatoes, Crudités and Fresh Fruits

Paté Selection
Duck Paté with Cranberries
Mushroom Paté with Chilli & Coriander
The Vineyard Polytunnel Chutney
Cracked Black Pepper Biscuits
Nutbourne Tomatoes, Crudités and Fresh Fruits

Vineyard Platter for Two £18
Vineyard Platter with Sussex Reserve £33

Book a vineyard platter

Picnic in the Vines

Book Now – Thursday to Saturday, Easter to Harvest – Picnic for Two £40

We offer our popular picnics from Easter Weekend and throughout the Summer, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. They are packed with delicious dishes and seasonal Sussex produce from our family farm and kitchens.

Collect from our cellar door then explore the vineyard to feast amongst the vines at one of our idyllic picnic spots throughout the estate. Add a bottle of wine when you prebook, or choose from our range when you visit. A selection of our wines are available by the glass.

Book a vineyard picnic

THE OMNIVORE MENU

Coronation Chicken, Curry Mayonnaise, Red & Green Grapes,
Quinoa, Lentil, Fennel, Sunflower Seed and Pea Salad

Leek and Sussex Charmer Tartlets

Broad Bean & Basil Paté
Beetroot & Thyme Houmous
Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbreads

Nutbourne Tomatoes, Crudité and Fresh Fruits

Dark Chocolate & Granola Tiffin

THE HERBIVORE MENU

Spiced Chickpea Falafel, Cucumber & Mint Yoghurt
Quinoa, Lentil, Fennel, Sunflower Seed and Pea Salad

Leek and Sussex Charmer Tartlets

Broad Bean & Basil Pate
Beetroot & Thyme Houmous
Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbreads

Nutbourne Tomatoes, Crudités and Fresh Fruits

Dark Chocolate & Granola Tiffin

Please note our picnics must be prebooked a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Cancellation or Postponement of a booking is not possible.

Did you know you can treat someone to a picnic at Nutbourne?
Our vouchers make the perfect gift. Available now from our online shop →

Guided Tours & Tastings

Book Now – Saturdays, Easter to Harvest – £32 per Person

Join us this Summer for a comprehensive guided tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by a tasting of our award winning wines in the lodge, besides the historic windmill. We will try a selection of six wines, including sparkling and still.

We offer a vineyard tour & tasting at 11am every Saturday, from 4th May to 14th September.

Find out more and book a tour & tasting here

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 to a tour & tasting at Nutbourne?
Our vouchers make the perfect gift. Available now from our online shop →

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

Burgers & Bubbly

Book Now – Bank Holidays & Thursday Evenings – £55 for Two

Bank Holidays and Thursday evenings throughout the summer are a chance to enjoy Gregory Gladwin’s mouthwatering beef burgers, paired with our sparkling wine and live music wafting through the vines.

Monday 6th May 12pm – 4pm
Thursday 30th May 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 13th June 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 11th July 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 8th August 5pm – 8pm
Monday 26th August 12pm – 4pm

Pre-book your place to enjoy these idyllic summer occasions in or around the wine lodge. The burgers are made with our own Sussex-reared beef, cooked in the vinewood-fired oven and served in brioche buns with local tomatoes and salad. Chocolate Tiffin and Vineyard Platters will also be available.

The bubbly: Nutty Wild is a classic bottle fermented sparkler – a joyous dry wine with an abundance of wild strawberries and a citrus tang. We will also have the full range of our award winning still and sparkling wines available from the Nutty Bar.

Two Burgers, Salad & bottle of Nutty Wild
A Mushroom & Sussex Blue Burger is also available as a vegetarian option.

Book for Burgers & Bubbly here

Pizza & Pinot

Book Now – Thursday Evenings – £50 for Two

Thursday evenings throughout the summer are a chance to enjoy live music wafting through the vines. We’re lighting the vinewood-fired oven and serving up delicious, freshly made sourdough pizza with chilled Nutbourne wines, in and around the wine lodge from 5pm – 8pm.

Choose your own fresh toppings from our selection, including Nutbourne tomatoes. mozzarella, goat’s cheese, asparagus, rockets, olives, cured ham, chorizo and wild garlic salsa. Chocolate Tiffin and Cheese Platters will also be available.

The wines: The Pinot family of grapes do wonderfully in our terroir and are featured in the majority of our wines. Choose from a white Pinot Gris, rosé Pinot Blanc or red Pinot Noir to pair with your pizza. The full range of our award winning still and sparkling wines will be available from the Nutty Bar.

Thursday 16th May 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 27th June 
5pm – 8pm
Thursday 25th July 
5pm – 8pm
Thursday 5th September 
5pm – 8pm

Pizza for two with a bottle of white Pinot Gris 2022 £50
Pizza for two with a bottle of Pinot Blanc Blush rosé 2022 £50
Pizza for two with a bottle of red Pinot Noir 2020 £55

Book for Pizza & Pinot here

Pop Up in the Vines

Thursday & Friday Evenings – From £110

On selected evenings throughout the Summer the Gladwin Family are serving sensational dishes crafted from seasonal produce, paired with Nutbourne wines. In the stunning setting of our vineyard, these delectable dinners are occasions to never forget. We greet you with a Nutty sparkling reception and welcome to the vineyard, then seat you in the wine lodge for a five course dinner with a special selection of wines to taste from the estate.

Friday 21st June
Thursday 4th July
Thursday 18th July
Friday 23rd August

Please note that tables are shared seating.
We can offer a private table for 10-12 guests in the Windmill.

Private Tours & Events

Please enquire – From May 2024 onwards – From £360

Private Tours & Tastings can be offered for groups of up to 40 guests.

We have a minimum tour charge of £360 based on up to 12 guests, plus additional guests at £30 each.
We begin with tea, coffee and home-made cakes. You will have a dedicated tour guide taking you through the wine year, with 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 six award-winning sparkling and still wines, either in the wine lodge or in the winery itself.

Picnics or a catered lunch or supper can be added to a private tour (minimum 20 guests).
Please email us for more details.

Looking to host a special occasion at the vineyard?
Visit our events page to find out more  

Our Tours and Events take place regardless of the weather conditions. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor experience.

Dog Policy: We have our own family dogs, whose home is the vineyard.
Visitors may bring dogs but we ask that you please adhere to the following:

Keep your four-legged friends on a lead at all times, including on the vineyard trail.
Dogs are not permitted within any of the buildings.
Please clear up any mess and take it away with you.

Opening Hours

Our Cellar Door is currently open from Monday to Friday. 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 info@nutbournevineyards.com for any enquiries. 

Month Day Time
From January – March Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm
From Easter – October Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
November – December Monday – Saturday 11am – 3pm

Tour Availability

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

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