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Wine-Lover from Brighton


Your first stop is Court Garden Vineyard.  Here you will have a tutored wine tasting of four sparkling wines over looking the vineyard.  With your visit to Court Garden,  you can take a self-guided tour around the vineyard and visit Court Gardens shop.  Hop on the next bus for the five minute journey to Ridgeview Wine Estate.  At Ridgeview,  sit down to lunch at their stunning new restaurant amongst the vines,  followed by a tutored tasting of sparkling wines. After Ridgeview, you can either take the bus to Artelium Estate or Bedlam Brewery for an afternoon wine or beer  tasting.

Time table


9:30: – Pick-up from Brighton 

10:15: – Wine tasting and self-guided tour at Court Garden Vineyard.

12:00 – 12:10: – Bus from Court Garden to Ridgeview

12:15 – 14:00: Ridgeview Lunch and Tasting

14:00 – 14:15: Bus to Artelium Estate (or 14:35 to Bedlam Brewery)

14:30 – 15:40: Artelium Wine tasting (or 14:45 – 15:55 Bedlam Brewery)

15:45: – Return on Bus (16:00 return on bus at Bedlam)

Walk & Taste from Brighton


Just the right combination walking and tasting. 

This tour combines an early stroll into Ditchling for morning coffee and cream teas. You will then set off through the beautiful landscape for an hours walk before arriving at Artelium for a well deserved lunch.  After lunch you will enjoy a tour of the vineyard followed by a tasting of award-winning still and sparkling wines.  The bus will then pick you up for the short journey to Bedlam brewery to enjoy a tutored tasting of local beers.  You can decide to walk to Ridgeview from Here,  or wait until the bus picks you up for your return journey back to Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath or Brighton.

Time table


9:30: pick up from Brighton

10:10: – Drop off at Court Garden Vineyard.

10:10 – 10:45: – Country walk into Ditchling passing the Old Mill Windmill 

10:45 – 11:45: – Cream tea and coffee wake-up at The Nutmeg Tree

11:45 – 12:45: – Walk to Artelium Estate vineyard (Blue route) 

13:00 – 14:25: – Vineyard tour lunch and tutored wine tasting at Artelium Estate.

14:30 – 14:40: – Bus to Bedlam Brewery

14:45: –  Beer tasting at Bedlam Brewery 

16:00: – Return on bus

Ditchling Explorer from Brighton


Explore this beautiful traditional Sussex village with visits to two vineyards. Recommended things to do in ditching are to visit the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft,  St Margaret’s Church and The Nutmeg Tree Tea Rooms.  In the afternoon, enjoy a wine tasting at Court Garden vineyard, then head to Ridgeview for a late-lunch and wine tasting.

Time table


9:30: – Pick up from Brighton

10:10: – Drop off at Court Garden Vineyard.

10:15 – 10:45: – Country walk into Ditchling passing the Old Mill Windmill 

10:45 – 11:45: – Cream tea and coffee wake-up at The Nutmeg Tree

12:00 – 12:45: – Visit the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and / or St Margaret’s Church 

13:15 14:50: – Stroll Up to Court Garden for a tutored wine tasting and self guided tour

15:00: – Bus to Ridgeview Wine Estate

15:15 -16:30: – Late lunch at Ridgeview followed by a tutored wine tasting

16:30: – Back on the bus to Brighton

Walk & Taste from Haywards Heath


Perfect for those coming down from London.  This tour combines countryside with wine. Visit two award-winning vineyards, with a beautiful walk and traditional cream teas in the Village of Ditchling. 

Time table


10:50: – Pick up from Haywards Heath

10:50 – 11:20: – Bus to Artelium Estate

11:30 – 12:30: – Artelium Estate tour and tasting 

12:30: – Lunch at Artelium Estate

13:15 – 14:15: – Walk to Ditchling 

14:15 – 14:45: – Cream Teas at The Nutmeg Tree 

14:45 – 15:00: – Walk to Court Garden   

15:00: – Wine tasting at Court Garden or get the bus  to Ridgeview

16:15: – Back on Bus (16:30: Ridgeview)

16:45: – Arrive back at Haywards Heath Station