Vineyard Experiences – A Place for Everyone

Your Guide to Visiting a Vineyard

Perhaps you associate wine tourism with historic French Champagne houses, Australian wine regions or the thrilling valleys of New Zealand? You might be surprised to know that all of this is right on your doorstep here in the UK.

Dramatic Landscapes and Unforgettable Views

English vineyards and wineries are creating internationally renowned and global award-winning wines in breath taking countryside settings. We love nothing more than to share our passion by welcoming guests to experience the English wine-making world. There is something to inspire each and every one in ways you might not expect.

Maybe you’re already a champion of exquisite English wine, or perhaps you’re new to this and want to learn more? A visit to a vineyard can be as relaxed as you like. From a casual drop-in tasting and a walk through the vines to an elegant meal and a tailor-made tour, you can explore a local winery at your own pace.

Explore and Discover

English vineyards offer an unrivalled opportunity to get off the beaten track. From wine enthusiasts to new experience-seekers, seasoned connoisseurs to local explorers, they’re a place for everyone to create memorable moments with those that matter.

Classic tours, tastings and guided trails are a fantastic way to experience a vineyard. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a whole host of complementary leisure activities and events, from art exhibitions to chef events, yoga classes to music festivals. Have you heard about RidgeFest? Click here to find out more about our unique, boutique festival by the vines returning to Ridgeview in August 2023.

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Tastings at Cellar Door

Pop into a vineyard, take in the stunning sights and surroundings and visit the cellar door. You’ll be greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable staff who love to share their vineyard story with you.

Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions or feel like prior knowledge is required. In fact, sharing our passion with people who are new to this is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do. We are founded on collaboration and community and the minute you enter a vineyard, you’ll feel a part of this too.

Here at Ridgeview we offer complimentary tastings for all visitors to our Cellar Door shop or self-guided tasting flights at our bar and restaurant, The Rows & Vine.

Plan Your Visit
Ridgeview Wine Estate, Vineyard Tours and Wine Tasting in Sussex

Tour and Tasting Experiences

Fully-immerse yourself with a tour and tasting experience, perfect for an effortless day-out full of discovery. Go behind-the-scenes to explore to the delicate craft of wine-making and viticulture to be enjoyed at your own pace. Each winery is unique, every wine is different and no two vineyards are the same. There’s no better way to savour a wine than right at the heart of where it is made and the more vineyards you visit, the more your eyes will open to the beauty of English winemaking.

Wine Cellar Door have a great directory to search for vineyard and winery tours to book directly or why not try something imaginative like a Sparkling Sussex Cycling Tour with a stay at one of the exceptional Historic Sussex Hotels. Find out about tour and tasting experiences here at Ridgeview, or why not send a gift voucher to a friend?

Ridgeview Tours


Wine Estates offer an array of enticing hospitality experiences for both modern and traditional diners and you can be sure that the focus is always on top-quality, seasonal ingredients packed full of flavour.

Vineyards are known for platters and hampers bursting with locally-sourced produce, perfect for a picnic amongst the vines. It’s an ideal atmosphere to meet with friends and family for a relaxed get-together with a glass of something delicious.

Here at Ridgeview, our bar and restaurant, The Rows & Vine, serves seasonal small plates and tapas-style dishes next to our Chardonnay Vineyard in the South Downs National Park.


The Rows & Vine Restaurant

Vineyard Staycations

If you’re looking for a stylish staycation, a relaxing weekend break or a restorative escape to the country you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Wine GB’s directory is a great way to search for accommodation amongst the vines or Visit Britain offers resources to plan an itinerary full of exciting local attractions. Or check out Sussex Modern for inspiration on creative places to be explored and enjoyed here in the South East. Sussex Food and Drink showcases all the local wine producers to visit along with food and farm shops for seasonal and sustainable purchases during your stay.

If you’re looking for something special – you’ll find it with Exclusive Collection Hotels and Spas. Guests at South Lodge can enjoy a whole host of spa and dining packages with three restaurants, a bar, lounge and terrace. Why not indulge in a lavish treatment at their Ridgeview Beauty Bar and join us here at the Estate for a tour and tasting?

We have great relationships with local hotels and tourism providers with whom we share a love of the beauty and vibrancy of our home county, Sussex. Click here for Ridgeview’s accommodation recommendations or create your own unique stay with help from the following websites:

Visit Brighton, Experience West Sussex, Tourism South East, Visit Ditchling, Experience Mid Sussex and South Downs National Park

Visiting a vineyard is an uplifting and joyful experience offering everyone the opportunity to connect, reset, explore and relax. However you choose to visit, you can be sure you’ll be met with a warm welcome, and leave with long-lasting memories of the time spent together.

We’d love to welcome you here at Ridgeview soon. It truly is a place for everyone.



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