Sussex Wine Tours

Our most popular region for wine tours is Sussex. The county has the largest concentration of vineyards in England with 140 in total. The climate and terroir of the region is mostly suited to production of sparkling wines although many are now also making exceptional still wines and spirits.

Our Sussex wine tours include our regular Vintage Bus Wine Tour from Brighton every Saturday and our tailor-made wine tours for groups and corporate clients.

There is a great variety of vineyards to visit on our Sussex wine tours from the  well-known English wine producers such as Ridgeview, Nyetimber and Wiston to the single-estate and boutique vineyards such as Nutbourne, Court Garden, Artelium and High Weald. Each has its own character and landscape in addition to delicious wines.

A group of people listening to the owner of a vineyard talk about growing vines on a Sussex Wine Tour with Great British Wine Tours
A red vintage bus with a vineyard behind on a Sussex Wine Tour with Great British Wine Tour
A red vintage bus parked by a vineyard on a Sussex wine tour with Great British Wine Tours

Vintage Bus Wine Tour

Experience the most unique wine tour of Sussex on our Vintage Bus Wine Tour. The tour departs every Saturday from March – October from Brighton and combines a nostaligic journey on board a vintage London Routemaster red bus with a visit to two outstanding vineyards in Sussex. The tour includes a vineyard and winery tour plus wine tasting and lunch at the first vineyard. You’ll have a further tutored wine tasting at the second vineyard and some free time to enjoy to sit back and relax while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Schedule:

09:30 Pick up from Doubletree Hilton Metropole

10:00 Pick up from Brighton station 

10:30 Vineyard 1 – vineyard and winery tour + wine tasting

12:30 Lunch with complimentary glass of wine

14:15 Transfer to Vineyard 2

14:30 Vineyard 2 – introduction and wine tasting + free time

16:00 Bus departs Vineyard 2

16:30 Arrive back at Brighton station

Sussex Wine Tour

Tailor Made Tours

Our tailor made wine tours of Sussex range from a single vineyard tour to multi-day tours that encompass various vineyards as well as other venues and activities.

One of our most popular Sussex wine tours for private groups such as hen parties and birthday celebrations is our Two Vineyard Tour. Our Great British Wine Tours guide and driver will collect you from your chosen departure point – be it a hotel, self-catering accommodation or home – and transport you to two Sussex vineyards that are within easy distance and suitable for the size of your group. At the first vineyard you will experience a tour of the vines and winery plus a tutored wine tasting. Lunch can be included at the vineyard or alternatively taken in a traditional Sussex pub on route to the next vineyard. You’ll then have a further wine tasting at the second vineyard.

For corporate and incentive wine tours of Sussex, we can arrange anything from a large group tour of a single vineyard followed by a three-course lunch to a small and intimate tour of multiple vineyards in one day or over several days. One of our Great British Wine Tours hosts will accompany you throughout and of course, we do all the driving meaning that you and your guests can relax and enjoy the wines on offer.