Bluebell Vineyard Estates
Bluebell Vineyard Estates
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Situated between the famous Bluebell Steam Railway and the historic Sheffield Park and Garden in Sussex, Bluebell Vineyard is one of the UK's leading sparkling wine producers. Established in 2005, we specialise in the production of award-winning estate-grown English Sparkling Wines using the methode traditionelle. We use the classic champagne grape varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier along with Seyval Blanc to produce sparkling wines that evoke the flavours and aromas of England. Our beautiful estate is open to visitors all year round for tours and tastings along with self guided walks around our vineyard and woodlands.
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  • Christine H
    Uckfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
    If you like good wines you must visit
    It was a really interesting and informative tour. The guide told lots of details on producing the grapes to crushing and bottling. The wine tasting was excellent and paired with some exceptional local cheeses. Well worth a visit.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 18 December 2022
  • Paul
    Brighton, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Highly recommended.
    We received a tour with wine and cheese tasting as a Xmas gift from friends. It was a fab afternoon all round. Our guide was informative and friendly and it was interesting to learn how the wine and sparkling is produced. The wine tasting was excellent. And we purchased several bottles to bring home with us. Defo worth a visit. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 January 2023
  • Craig&Liv
    Surrey, United Kingdom142 contributions
    Wonderful!
    We had a tour with Debbie who was knowledgeable and interesting. She taught us lots! The wine is delicious and the customer service at this small winery is outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit! They also do events, which i would only imagine being amazing. Beautiful views, even in February! Will definitely return in the spring/summer months.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 February 2023
  • Martin W
    1 contribution
    Lovely afternoon
    Lovely way to spend an afternoon, interesting and informative. Our guide, Margaret, was charming, tasting samples were generous and the wines are great! We couldn't resist stocking up - slightly disappointed there was no bulk discount, but overall a great experience.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Peter S
    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom38 contributions
    Fantastic wine and cheese tasting!
    A fabulous visit to a superb local winery! As we were the only guests on the wine and cheese tasting (booked for my birthday present from last year), the excellent Keith showed us round the vineyard, explaining the history of the place and the different grapes and how the growing and picking processes work all year round. After a look at the wine pressing and processing areas, we then had an amazing tasting session of wonderful whites and amazing sparkling wines, matched with different cheeses, and we even tried the new Merlot which was first class! Time was no issue and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A must do if you love wine and are in the area!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Susan C
    2 contributions
    Accommodating, unique wines and cheeses.
    Lovely place to visit. Wines are very unique and taste so good. Plus, the cheeses on offer were very yummy,we bought some and even went back to buy more. Very accommodating and interesting knowledge on the vineyard. Would recommend a visit or you can go there for a lunch break.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2023
  • hazaroundtown
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Love morning out
    Really impressed by the tour and the wines. The tour was intimate (just five of us plus the guide) and really informative - a good mix of history and stories about the current vineyard. Good selection of wines to try at the end (and very generous measures!). Our favourites were the white sparklings)
    Visited May 2023
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Jayshree
    3 contributions
    Wine and Cheese tasting vineyard tour
    Has the almost amazing day, tour of the vineyard with wine tasting and cheese pairing. EvOur tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I have done tours to other vineyards and this was one of the best. The setting is beautiful and you are surrounded by rolling countryside, It’s a relatively small vineyard but has lots to offer. Great day out. I would highly recommend it. As a tip, I think they might benefit from a small cafe serving basic food such as sandwiches and snacks as I would love to have eaten there in such lovely surrounding.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 June 2023
  • BBHighwycombe
    17 contributions
    Idyllic setting and delicious wine
    Had such a lovely morning here on our way home from Brighton. Did a wine tasting sat in the glorious grounds with some informative help from the lovely person in charge that day. Went for a beautiful walk with our kids in their woods and came away with 3 sensational bottles of wine. Drinking the Ashdown Blend today reminded me to review our lovely time there!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • SomeoneSomewhere
    Crowborough, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Great real experience.
    A relaxed, friendly, knowleadgable tour guide made this a great experience. And the wine is full of character (and across a range of taste experiences). All of it is nice, most wine lovers should find something to enjoy in most (if not all) of the wines being tasted.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
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Char
Brighton, UK4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
We held our baby shower at the bluebell vineyard and can honestly say it was perfect. Such a wonderful venue to celebrate such a special occasion. Via email there was always someone to help with any questions and on the day Debbie and Howard were so friendly and attentive, we were very grateful for all their help! We will 100% be returning and would recommend as a day out or venue to anyone and everyone! Thank you again!
Written 4 December 2023
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John K
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Nov 2023 • Couples
We went in November it was a cold crisp sunny morning. Our guide (sorry we have forgotten his name) was fabulous very friendly and so knowledgeable. We were the only two on the tour. The tour was very interesting and afterwards we were able to sample the wines all of which we enjoyed. Thank you we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
Written 25 November 2023
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Andrew S
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had a tour with Keith last week. He was a lovely, gentle, kind and passionate guide who didn't assume anything and had answers to everything we asked. The site is beautiful. Highly recommend.
Written 20 November 2023
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Kübra K
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Nov 2023 • Couples
A Gift to my partner for his long birthday weekend. Excellent vineyard tour and quality English sparkling Wine well paired with local cheese…
Written 12 November 2023
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1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Friends
The vineyard is in a great location. Really beautiful natural surroundings that are a pleasure just in themselves. The tour was well-planned and well-managed: really fascinating information without getting lost in the fine detail, but the hosts were happy to provide more fine detail if this was requested of them. The tour is a solid education in gaining a better understanding of all the steps and challenges involved in wine-making, as well as the different types of equipment that are required. The entire tour was very well set up and very well run, and the staff were all lovely. Free parking and clean lavatories, too. The tasting element at the end of the tour was equally fascinating, especially with the informative narration from the host. There is an option to buy vineyard products at the end of the tour, but there is no pressure to do so. Quite the refreshing approach - just like the drinks. Thank you all for such a great day out. I learnt a lot and had a really good time in the process :-)
Written 9 November 2023
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Guy D
Berkhamsted, UK15 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We went as a family group on a chilly, showery morning in November and received a warm welcome from Howard, who proved a relaxed, congenial and knowledgeable host. The vineyard tour was a bit constrained by the weather but was interesting and informative. We were joined by one other person, whose review, I think, precedes this one. He proved engaging, very knowledgeable, and contributed very positively to the occasion. The range of wines they make is extraordinary, and the quality of those we tasted was excellent. The only thing I missed was a tasting sheet as a reminder of the wines tasted.

It was a top flight birthday gift from my daughter who lives locally and I certainly hope to be back again before too long. As everyone else seems to say, highly recommended - if you're in the area, don't miss out!
Written 9 November 2023
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Anders
Uttoxeter, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
A relaxed & informative tour of this wonderful estate was led by Howard, who kept things casual, informative & fun!
I got lucky and got to have a chat with the winemaker Kevin, too!!

The wines were really good!!!

I highly recommend a visit :)
Written 6 November 2023
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Lou
10 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A fascinating and informative vineyard tour with Craig. We really enjoyed the wander through the grape vines and finding out about the wine making process. The tasters were great and we did enjoy being escorted by Bertie the dog- we wish him luck on his diet. Thank you Craig for a lovely experience <3
Written 15 October 2023
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Richard T
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had a great vineyard tour and wine tasting in the expert company of Keith. What a fabulous tour guide and wine expert. Keith made us feel incredibly welcome and encouraged us to ask as many questions as we needed. Thank you Keith! We have another unofficial slogan for you - ‘from pork to cork!’.
Written 8 October 2023
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George Laing
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited Bluebell Vineyard for a Wine and Cheese Tasting & Tour that we received as a gift. we had a fantastic afternoon! Keith our tour guide was brilliant, he was funny, very knowledgeable and kept the tour to a sensible length.

The wine and cheese tasting that followed didn't disappoint. Normally when you go wine tasting, you get given the smallest of portions. At Bluebell, make sure you do not drive as they will keep topping your glass up if you finish!

The cheese to go with it was fantastic, so much so that we came away with a bottle and 3 cheeses.

Fantastic location, and would love to visit again soon.

Thanks
Written 3 October 2023
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