Great British Wine Tours is Brighton’s first regularly scheduled UK wine tour operator. It is our mission to get everyone out to the Sussex countryside and introduce them to local Sussex wines and cheeses. With over five hundred vineyards in England and Wales and with sparkling wines taking some of the most prestigious international awards, the British wine industry is blossoming… and it’s on our doorstep! Let’s go have a taste!
Our values are simple. We work closely with our partners to help showcase the wine and cheese industry in Sussex. Our goal is to introduce you to English wine and cheese producers and the Sussex countryside. From wine-buffs to first timers, we have designed our tours to be educational, relaxed and informative. Mostly, our tours are to be enjoyed. It really is a wonderful day out.
Our location enables us to be within twenty minutes of the Sussex wine region, which means you have more time on the ground enjoying the hospitality and tastes of Sussex, the heart of the blooming UK wine industry.
Sussex vineyards and cheesemakers are family affairs. Due to their intimate size, their guides are extremely knowledgeable and approachable.
Following on from our first successful wine tour season, we are now bringing you even more experiences throughout Sussex and beyond! In 2019 we will be running tours from Chichester and Eastbourne, so watch this space! Take a look at our new calendar and see what tickles your fancy!
Having returned to my hometown of Brighton after working as a geologist in Australia for five years and spending a lot of my spare time visiting many of its world-renowned wine regions, I was amazed to discover that Sussex has its own well-established wine industry.
After visiting local vineyards and cheese makers and tasting their incredible wines and cheeses in the most beautiful scenic backdrop of the South Downs, I wanted to show my friends and family what was on their doorstep.
Shannon is a marketing expert and coincidental wine lover! Shannon is behind the scenes promoting our tours to corporate clients and implementing our marketing strategies.
Alan is an English wine expert with over 45 years’ experience in the wine industry. He has worked as a guide at many of our Sussex vineyards and has an extensive knowledge of the history and production techniques of wine in the UK and beyond.
David has an expansive knowledge of the history and geology of Sussex; you will always learn something new when he is hosting. He is also a steam train expert and is a volunteer guide at the Bluebell Railway. He is the host of our Vineyard & Steam Railway Tour and joins our vineyard tours on occasion. He also happens to be Danny’s dad.