Self-Guided Vineyard & Woodland Trail + Wine Tasting
If you are a couple or your group is fairly small and you do not require a guide, then the Self-guided Vineyard & Woodland Nature Trail plus Wine Tasting option is the one for you. With this option there is no need to book in advance!
On arrival you will collect a map of the three vineyards and the ancient English woodland. The Woodland Walk is beautiful all year round but a spectacular sight in Spring when the bluebells are out!
You'll also receive a leaflet containing lots of fascinating information about English Wine in general and this unique boutique winery at Sedlescombe in particular, so that you can find out exactly what makes a biodynamic vineyard different.
Situated in the heart of the 'High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' you will see for yourself the fabulous rural views over the surrounding '1066 Country' fields and woods. Fancy a picnic? No problem , tables overlooking the vineyards are usually available.
However, your visit will not only involve vines, wines and countryside, you will also see the Self-build house built in 1987 by the owners in just 3 weeks! Built as part of a training course for students of 'Self-build' the project was so unusual that it was featured on TV and in the Architects Journal of the day, You can see the photo display showing this unique construction.
There are also the 1940's 'Dragon's Teeth' Defence of Britain anti-tank blocks recently restored by the Sussex Military Archeological Society visible around the vineyard. A large sign has been erected to tell the story of this remarkable endeavour.
Round off your stroll with a visit to the Winery to see where the wine is made and see the equipment used. You'll also get to see a short video of the vineyard year and the unique way in which grapes and wines are produced at Sedlescombe.
From there its on to the Bar-in-the-Barn for the highlight if your visit, where our friendly, down-to-earth staff will be waiting to serve you up the wine tasting experience of a lifetime - all organic or biodynamic wines - and all made right here in Sussex.
Nowadays Sedlescombe wines are regular winners of medals in International competitions.
Round off your visit by taking advantage of the cellar-door wine discounts on half-cases and cases and by entering the competition to win a case of wine for Christmas.
Allow a good hour or longer to do this Self-guided Trail + Wine tasting. If you prefer to include either a ploughman's lunch or afternoon cream tea in your day at Sedlescombe then you'll need to purchase one of the 'Tour for Two' vouchers and book in advance.
For this Self-Guided Vineyard & Woodland Trail + Wine Tasting however, no pre-booking is necessary, just turn up and go! Our Postcode is TN32 5SA. Find us on the map HERE
Open 10.30 am - 5.30pm daily from 1st March to Christmas.
Children (under 16): Free