Cheese & Vine Tour

Explore the very best of Sussex on our Cheese & Vine Tour.  Discover two award-winning English vineyards and High Weald Dairy.  Enjoy expert-guided vineyard tours and immersive tutored wine tastings. Savour a special lunch at High Weald Dairy, paired with English wines along with a tour of the dairy.

Cheese maker at High Weald Dairy holding a wheel of cheese on a Cheese & Vine Tour with Great British Wine Tour

Discover the perfect Sussex vineyard experience on our flagship Vintage Bus Wine Tour! 

Your adventure begins from Brighton Station  for a captivating journey through the picturesque Sussex countryside. Our destination? An award-winning Sussex vineyard, where you’ll receive a warm welcome from their knowledgeable guide.

Prepare for an engaging vineyard tour, where you’ll explore their estate and delve into the art of crafting English sparkling wine. Follow this with a tutored tasting of exceptional award-winning Sussex sparkling wines.

Next on the agenda is a special lunch at High Weald Dairy. Relish a taster menu featuring their finest offerings, each thoughtfully paired with a guest English wine. The experience continues with a tour of the cheese store and a sneak peek into cheese-making processes.

Then, we journey to our second Sussex vineyard, treating you to another round of guided tastings, including both still and sparkling wines. Take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings before your vintage bus ride back to Brighton, concluding a magical day out.

The Cheese & Vine Tour runs on selected Fridays from 10am until approximately 4:30pm between May – October.  Check the calendar for the date of your choice.  Price £135 per person.

What’s Included?

  • Convenient Pick-Up: Your adventure begins at Brighton train station, an easily accessible central meeting point.
  • No Designated Driver Required: Leave the driving to us, allowing you to drink the wines with absolute peace of mind.
  • Expert Tour Guide: Our dedicated Great British Wine Tours guide will be your companion throughout the day, ensuring a rich and informative experience.
  • Modern Minicoach Journey: Comfortable, modern and air conditioned, our minicoach is perfect for the small roads of Sussex.
  • Scenic Countryside Drive: Enjoy a picturesque drive through the enchanting Sussex countryside, setting the stage for your wine adventure.
  • Award-Winning Vineyards: Immerse yourself in the world of fine wine as you tour two renowned Sussex vineyards.
  • Expert Guided Vineyard Tours: Knowledgeable guides will lead you through the vineyards and wineries, offering insightful information along the way.
  • Tutored Wine Tastings: Delight your palate with tutored wine tastings at each vineyard, deepening your appreciation of these exceptional English wines.
  • High Weald Dairy Tour: Discover the cheese-making processes in the dairy and the cheese store.
  • Delicious Lunch: Indulge in a tasting menu lunch at High Weald Dairy of delicious cheeses alongside a selection of meats, brands, sales, chutney and nibbles. 
  • Paired English Wines: Your tasting menu lunch includes carefully considered English wines to complement the cheese.
  • Cellar Door & Dairy Purchases: Take home the wines and cheese you’ve enjoyed at exclusive cellar door and dairy prices.  The minibus offers ample storage space for your purchases.
Three women walking towards vines in Ridgeview vineyard on a Great British Wine Tour

FAQs

Which vineyards do you visit? We vary the tour visiting different vineyards throughout the year. Our partner vineyards for this tour include: Court Garden, Ridgeview Wine Estate, Albourne Estate, Artlelium Estate, Bolney Wine Estate and Wiston Estate.

Can I buy this tour as a gift?  Yes! Our Cheese & Vine Tour is available to purchase as a Gift Voucher, making it the perfect present for someone that loves both cheese and wine!

Is there a lot of walking involved? The activity level is low.  There is a short guided walk around the dairy, to the vines and winery and you can choose to walk further among the vines if you wish.

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Tailor-Made Wine Tours

The Cheese & Vine Tour is also available to book as a private tour for corporate and group clients.  You can choose the same itinerary to the above tour or to spend more time at the Dairy and visit one vineyard.

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