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What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Tour & Tasting

The vineyard tour and wine tasting last for one and a half hours. After the tour and tasting, you are welcome to stay for an extra glass or a chilled bottle of wine that you can purchase from the bar. If we have other tours and tastings running that day, we may politely ask you to move to a different table. Please also be aware of our opening times.

We always recommend arriving 15 minutes before your reservation, so you can settle down before the fun begins.

We can reschedule a reservation up to 48 hours (2 days) before the scheduled event time. It can only be accepted via email at info@tinwoodestate, not over the phone. If it is within 48 hours before the event starts, we cannot reschedule a booking or accept cancellations due to the reselling of tickets.

We have our own Labrador vineyard dogs you may meet roaming around the estate. We love dogs and are happy for you to bring your well-behaved pooch along, but please ensure they are on the lead at all times.

We are not suitable for children under 18 and do not have any changing facilities at the Estate. If you wish to bring your child, please ensure you have everything you need.

We want you to be as comfortable as possible and recommend dressing weather accordingly. The ground is mostly dry, so it is not essential to wear boots.

There isn't a lot of walking involved, and it is wheelchair friendly. A picnic bench will be next to the tour area, so sitting down at all times is still an option.

Come rain or shine, we still run our tours. They are still just as fun! We ensure you are not kept outside for too long, we have umbrellas, but it's recommended to come well-prepared with suitable outerwear. If we cancel the tour due to extremely adverse weather conditions, you will be offered an alternative date.

The closest train station is Barnham or Chichester – taxis are available at the station. The local bus from Chichester (number 55) takes you to Halnaker crossroads. From here, it is 15 mins walk.

Pictures are encouraged when you are here. Remember to tag us on Instagram & Facebook, but please check permission with your tour guide if they are okay with it. We do not allow filming/videos on the vineyard tour.

CCTV operates in the public areas and some staff areas of Tinwood Estate. Video recordings may be made. This activity is carried out for security and service reasons for the better management of the Tinwood estate and security for all its clients and staff.

Only food and beverages purchased at Tinwood may be consumed at Tinwood during your visit.

The Lodges

Check-in is between 2pm and 6pm. Please inform us beforehand if you want to arrive after 6pm by contacting us in advance at or calling the office at open times.

Breakfast will be served in your lodge at 9am in a continental basket hamper. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform us beforehand by contacting us at

You are able to bring your own food into the lodges. We have the Vineyard Kitchen on site, where you choose tapas styled dishes to enjoy in your lodge or in the Tasting Room.

Checkout is at 10am in the morning. If you wish to prolong your stay until 12pm a late checkout is available for £15. Please let a staff member know when you arrive if this is something you wish to do.

Join our Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting to discover a world of sparkling wine. If you would like to book the tour package, please let us know by contacting us at or booking through the website.

As well as vineyard tours, there is a huge array of fantastic walking and mountain biking trails conveniently located close to our accommodation. Explore many fantastic walks around the farm and South Downs National Park. If you would like to use our mountain bikes, then please let us know and we will prepare them for you.

You are more than welcome to bring your furry-friend along for your stay as we are dog friendly. However, we do ask that they do not go on any of the furniture and that you bring their bowls, beds and toys.


We offer an honorary 3-month extension on gift vouchers as a goodwill gesture. Additional 3-month extensions will incur a £10 administration fee.

We will have a lot of delicious food options available to purchase upon arrival. You are able to redeem your cheese voucher (£14) against any food option.