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Review of Stopham Vineyard

Stopham Vineyard
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Pulborough
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Owner description: A beautiful vineyard and winery in the South Downs National Park, West Sussex. We make still white, rosé and sparkling wines. We have special tours of the vineyard and winery given by the winemaker followed by a wine tasting in the winery, a Grade II listed Victorian barn, housing state of the art wine production equipment.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were lucky to have as our guide Simon, the winemaker, who told the story of how he set up the vineyard himself. Simon took us through the full process from vine to grape to bottle explaining how centuries of viticulture is coupled with the appliance of science to perfect the perfect wine. The vineyard is in a beautiful setting and we happened to be there on the day that the team was bottling. But the real proof of Simon's passion is in the tasting - the pinot gris and pinot blanc were deliciously fruity. As others have said, this is a personal and intimate tour and an essential experience for all lovers of wine.

2  Thank SurbitonSimon
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

I had no idea how much was involved in wine making. The tour was really interesting and the views are wonderful. Simon imparted his knowledge with enthusiasm and though, in the past I have only been interested in drinking it, I was amazed at the technical and engineering side of the business. The wines taste good too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Thank Caryl V
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

None of your coach parties here - this is a small vineyard with great personal tours and an in-depth explanation of the whole process from vine to bottle. We have visited large vineyards in Spain before and whilst they are impressive, we learned a lot more here and tasted some delicious wines - highly recommended and a great gift idea for any wine lover.

Thank markdelacourt
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Small, one and a half man band started this vineyard in 2007, for love of the grape and the chance to make great English wine. A truly beautiful setting, the tour is run by the man himself and includes an explanation of the growing conditions, a look at the vines and the the journey continues onto the Victorian renovated barn to learn how the grapes go from vine to glass. On a day like today I really thought I was in France and not Sussex. A gorgeous experience and a chance to share one man's passion and taste and buy the product. Go now before everyone finds out about it and the coach tours starts.

Thank Tgomersall
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Visiited the vineyard after tasting some of the excellent wine while at a resturant. Tour was personal in depth and gave us both a better understanding of how it's produced. We bought 12 bottles and keep recommending it to all our friends

Thank B_J_London68
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