Sussex Explorer Smokery & Vineyard Tour

Showcasing the best of Sussex’s artisan food & wine


Sussex Vineyard and Smokery Tour

A welcomed return of one of our most popular tours which encompasses the rich variety of artisan produce at the foot of the South Downs…


You’ll be greeted at Brighton Station before we travel into the beautiful Sussex countryside to an award-winning vineyard. Here you’ll be met by their expert guide for a safari through the rolling fields of vines on the stunning estate, where you’ll learn about the vineyard’s rich history. Next you’ll take a tour of the winery and bottling plant to lean how English sparkling wine is crafted, from grape to glass. Then its time for tasting! You’ll enjoy a  tutored tasting of four award-winning sparkling wines. After a morning at the vineyard, we’ll head to Springs Smokery for a very special lunch.  You’ll enjoy a bottomless taster menu of their finest produce paired with a guest English wine before a tour of the smokery, where you’ll discover Springs’ long history and learn about their traditional smoking practices. After lunch we’ll head to our second Sussex vineyard for a tutored tasting of still and sparkling wines and an opportunity to relax and enjoy the idyllic surroundings.  A truly magical day out for food and wines lovers!


Purchase this tour as a Gift Voucher


Tour Details

Maximum group numbers – 20

Duration – 9:30 – 17:00 (7.5hrs)  – This will vary slightly on individual tours.

Activity level – Low. Stroll around the station, vineyard and tour of the winery and smokery.

Frequency – Fridays from April-November. 


Your tour will include:


  • Visit two Sussex vineyards and Springs Smokery
  • Expert guided Sussex vineyard and winery tour where you will learn about English wine making from grape to glass
  • Tour of Springs Smokery to discover their amazing smoked goodies!
  • Lunch – bottomless taster menu of a selection of smoked salmon, mackerel, duck, chicken,  meats, cheeses, breads, salads.. and more! 
  • Guest English wine served for lunch
  • Convenient pick-up point from the Jury’s Inn Hotel Café at Brighton railway station.
  • Short drive into the Sussex wine region.
  • Expert tour guide with you for the whole journey! 
  • Small intimate groups with a maximum of 20.
  • Variety of dates to choose from.
  • Available as a Gift Voucher

2022 Tour Dates:

April – November 2022

Calendar coming soon!