Haywards Heath

Burgess Hill

Sussex Wine Routes is not operating in 2023.  Please check out our Tour Calendar for our scheduled Wine Tours

Explore your own way… 

Discover the Sussex wine region at your own pace in this new for 2022  hop-on hop-off tour. Explore award-winning vineyards and breweries, and design your own activities in-between.  

Buses operate throughout the day so you can hop-on and hop-off whenever the mood takes.  Explore the historic village of Ditchling with its arts and crafts museums,  quaint tea rooms and stunning setting at the base of the South Downs.  For an extra adventure, take a meander between our stops. With your ticket, you will receive a bus timetable and handy map of the tour area with footpaths and routes marked.

At each stop, enjoy vineyard and brewery tours, tastings and delicious food offerings.  Purchase tickets for these individual experiences by contacting our partner vineyards and breweries in advance, or simply buy on arrival. Use our handy guide to find out times of tours and plan your own perfect Wine Route.

Main Stops:  Artelium Estate I Court  Garden Vineyard I Ridgeview Wine Estate I Bedlam Brewery.

*Vineyard & brewery tours and tastings are not included in your ticket price.  Book these experiences directly with the vineyards & breweries either in advance (reccomended) or on the day.

 Hop-on hop-off 

Explore your own way. Take advantage of our regularly scheduled hop-on hop-off bus service. 

Suggested itineraries, or go wild…

You can pre-book your tours, or just book on the day and see where the mood takes you.

Beautiful Walks

We have designed stunning walks between the vineyards so you can explore your own way.

Beautiful villages, views & vineyards

This is your day. Explore the beautiful historic village of Ditchling,  go for a country stroll and see where the day takes you.

Coming on the train?

Just 4o minutes from central London! With a 11:00am pickup at Haywards Heath and regular pick-ups and drop-offs at Burgess Hill Railway Stations, you can come and go as you please.

Tastings and Tours

Tastings and tours can be pre-booked in advance or on the day with the vineyard. Our handy guide will help you organise your perfect Wine Route.

We have compiled a Guide To Dichling which lists some of the activites and places of interest you can visit. You will recieve an online guide with your tickets

Suggested Routes

 Try one of our suggested routes,  or design your own…

Visit three award-winning vineyards, or two vineyards and Bedlam Brewery.  You can also decide to take a stunning 50 minute walk between Ridgeview and Artelium Estate.  

Visit three award-winning vineyards, or two vineyards and Bedlam Brewery.  You can also decide to take a stunning 50 minute walk between Ridgeview and Artelium Estate.  

Explore this beautiful traditional Sussex village. 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.   

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

Bus Departure Times: 10:30 / 12:15 / 14:00 / 15:15 / 16:30

Bus Departure Times: 11:45 / 13:30 / 14:45 / 16:00

Bus Departure Times: 10:15 / 12:00 / 13:45 / 15:00 / 16:15

Bus Departure Times: 11:30 / 13:15 / 14:30 / 15:45

10 Minute walk from Court Garden

Explore Ditchling Village.


A 10 minute walk from Court Garden Vineyard,  Ditchling is the heart of English wine country. Nestled against the backdrop of the South Downs, this quintessential English village lies amongst rolling hills, surrounded by the highest concentration of award-winning vineyards in England.   Ditchling is surrounded by stunning walking routes –  why not follow one of our Wine Trails and end up at an award-winning vineyard… 

Looking for Lunch?

We recommend you book in advance. Click on the link to find out more and book your lunch with one of our favourite spots. From vineyard hampers, to a traditional pub lunch,  theres something for all tastes.

Ridgeview Wine Estate: Sharing platters

Artelium Estate:  Sharing platters

The Bull:  Traditional pub lunches

The Nutmeg: traditional cream teas and sandwhiches

Pick-up locations

Brighton Pier Bus Stop 09:30am

Haywards Heath Railway Station 11:00am

Burgess Hill Railway Station 12:30

 Frequently Asked Questions


Q. I only want to spend a half-day,   how do we get back to Brighton early or join the tour later in the day? 

A. We regularly stop at Burgess Hill Railway Station for those ready to join us later in the day, or wishing to head back early.  Brighton is only 15 minutes from Burgess Hill Station by train.
Times we can pick you up or drop you off at Burgess Hill Railway Station are 12:30, 14:15, 16:45.

Q. Do I need to book my wine tours or tastings in advance or can I just show up? 

A. We recommend you book your wine tastings in advance. This helps our producers to manage their day and make sure that everyone has the best experience possible. You can do this by clicking on the vineyard links above or giving them a call. If you are not sure of your plans, then the vineyards will accept walk-in bookings.  Use our Tours & Tastings Timetable to see when guided tours are running and where lunches are being served.  Its always best to check the  vineyard links for the most up-to-date tour information.

Q.  We are visiting from London,  how do we join the tour?

A. Easy! We pick up from Haywards Heath Station at 11am, just 40 minutes from Victoria, Blackfriars and London Bridge Railway Stations.  Or if you are staying in Brighton, you can hop onto the bus at Brighton Pier.


Bus Stops:

Pick-up Brighton Palace Pier 
Court Garden Vineyard (10 minute walk to Ditchling village, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Tearooms, The Bull Pub)
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Pick-up Haywards Heath Railway Station
Artelium Estate 
Bedlam Brewery 
Pick-up Burgess Hill Railway Station